Keep intruders out of parks to curb fires: Environment team

The fire at Mt Kenya National Park rages on in this picture supplied by the Kenya Forest Service on March 2, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Environment committee chair Kareke Mbiuki has asked the Kenya Forest Service and the Kenya Wildlife Service officers manning forests and national parks to be more vigilant in keeping "criminals" out.
  • The chair's remarks followed fires at Mt Kenya and Aberdare national parks, where at least 100,000 and 700 hectares of vegetation, respectively, have been destroyed.
  • The parliamentarian asked communities in the areas to work with the KWS and KFS officers in protecting natural resources.

The parliamentary Environment and Natural Resources committee has called for strict measures to keep intruders out of forests as part of efforts to prevent fires.


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