MPs ramp up efforts to conserve forests as drought persists

Logging in Aberdare Forest, Nyeri County, on February 14, 2018. Logging has been suspended. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The committee now wants a multiagency team formed immediately to undertake a holistic audit of the country’s forest cover.
  • Nyeri Senator Ephraim Maina is pushing for a law that will ban tree harvesting in forests.

The National Assembly Environment and Natural Resources Committee has welcomed the government’s decision to impose a three-month ban on logging, terming it a right step towards reclaiming the country’s lost forest cover.

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