Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui has sounded a stern warning to individuals invading forest land.
Speaking during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations held at Davison Primary School in Njoro Sub County, Mbui was categorical that the government will not tolerate destruction of natural resources.
He noted that invasion will lead to more harm on the future generation hence called for communities living around forests to be responsible.
“Those who have invaded forest land be warned the government will not take it easy as it has a responsibility to take care of the same” he said.
On the perennial land conflicts in areas such as Nessuit,Mariashoni in Njoro sub cocunty, the County Commisionser has called for need for dialogue among leaders.
He says collaboration between the national and county government as well as elected leaders will find amicable solution.
While warning communities against tribal conflicts due to resources, Mbui challenged leaders from areas prone to conflict to work closely with national and county governments to end such and ensure development.
“Conflicts over resources will take us nowhere. As leaders we need to work and unite our people so that they can realize development in such areas where we have had conflicts” he said.
Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir who represented Governor Lee Kinyanjui at the function rooting for the lifting of the caveats in Njoro Sub County.
He said the lifting will go a long way in ensuring that there is development on several parcels xof land in the area.
“We have had issues of land in this area but we are optimistic that the national government will lift the caveats so that residents can go on with their development issues which had been derailed for many years” said Dr.Korir.
He was responding to concerns raised by area leaders led by Njoro MP Charity Kathambi and several MCAs.
The celebrations were also attended by Nakuru Woman representative Liza Chelule who called on leaders to ensure unity ahead of the 2022 succession politics.