More than 4600 pupils in Maasai Mau Forest affected by ongoing evictions

More than 4600 pupils from fifteen education centers that have been closed by the government in Maasai Mau forest might be forced to seek another place to continue with their studies since the government has already vowed that the centers will not operate again.

The pupils were expected to open their schools today but things turned worse yesterday where parents gave up and started to move out of the Maasai Mau forest voluntarily.

Not less than 60 families left the complex without an alternative school to take their children.

Their journey kicked off after multiple troops of Kenya Forest rangers started camping at the forest where the government is intending to reclaim 17,000hectares out of the 46,000hectares that was initially the Mau forest before encroachment.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has however called upon Kenyans to view the eviction in a positive manner of safeguarding the environment and ensuring the lost weather pattern in the country has resumed.

Natembeya has said that Kenyans should do away with the narrative being preached by politicians saying that the government is not whatsoever aimed at harming the lives of people living in Mau.

“We will hear many narratives from politicians but we have to stay focused on the agenda of rehabilitating Mau” said Natembeya.

His sentiments comes as different political leaders continue to give their views with some vowing to urge those living in the complex not to comply with the government orders.

This comes as the Environment CS Keriako Tobiko was summoned to appear before environment parliamentary committee.


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