Rift leaders seek to stop Mau Forest evictions

What you need to know:

  • The second phase of the evictions targets Nkoben, Ilmotiok and Ololung'a, Enokishomi, Enoosokon, Nkaroni and Sisian areas, which are part of the 46,000-hectare that have been encroached.

  • In the meantime, tension is high among the settlers targeted for the evictions. They have threatened to boycott the national census to protest the looming evictions.

  • The settlers are living in fear, as they raised concerns over their fate following the issuance of the eviction notice.

As the government gears up to evict 60,000 families settled around Mau Forest complex in what is expected to be one of the most explosive issues in the country, a group of Rift Valley leaders are seeking to forestall the exercise.

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