MAU FOREST

Ruto lashes out at politicians over Mau Forest restoration

He dismissed the assertion that he opposed the reclamation of the Mau Forest.

In Summary

• Ruto added that the state is currently fencing the forest.

• He dismissed the assertion that he opposed the reclamation of the Mau Forest, saying he is on the frontline in the conservation of forests.

Deputy President William Ruto on Narok on November 22, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto on Narok on November 22, 2021.
Image: DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto has lashed out at politicians he accuses of using Mau Forest as a tool for political mileage.

Ruto said the Mau issue is no longer an issue as illegal settlers have been removed from the forest to pave way for the restoration of the biggest water catchment area.

He spoke on Monday after attending a thanksgiving ceremony for Nairobi nominated MCA Leah Ntimama at Olopito in Narok county.

The DP assured residents that no illegal settlers will return to the forest as the government has put in place plans to conserve it.

He added that leaders should not use Mau Forest to create a wedge between the communities living in Narok county but instead they should work together to conserve it.

Ruto added that the state is currently fencing the forest.

He dismissed the assertion that he opposed the reclamation of the Mau Forest, saying he is on the frontline in the conservation of forests.

He added he supports  the conservation efforts of Mau and other vital water towers in the country and also backs the ongoing reforestation programme.