Mau evictions likely to cost Ruto presidency come 2022 - 7 months ago, 12 July 14:36

By: Muyela Roberto

- Mau forest evictions have since Monday, July 2, seen hundreds of squatters displaced

- The Mau forest is now thought to be a political bait politicians use to get the squatter vote

- Squatters have been setting homesteads in the forest shortly before elections and are evicted after elections

- Mau evictions are being conducted by Kenya Wildlife Service, Narok County government, Rangers, Administrative and Regular Police

- They are aimed to save the 40,000 hectares of land from continued degradation and exploitation

The latest eviction exercise targeting squatters settling is Mau forest has thrown in to question whether the resource is being used by the political class to gain mileage ahead of electioneering periods.

It is emerging that shortly before elections are held in the country, the squatters are welcomed to stay in the forest but months after casting the ballot, state apparatus are quickly activated ...
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