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Kasaro says between 1961 and 1980, the swamp, which is in Kiptunga block of the Mau Forest, had a lot of water but that started reducing due to the illegal human activities.
Eight years ago, on a drizzly November evening, armed security officers entered the Mau Forest and drove out the first group of illegal settlers.
Maasai leaders have warned the government against lifting a caveat imposed on issuance of title deeds of land around the Mau Forest. Led by Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta, county ODM vice chairperson Christine Lemein and Narok governor aspirant ...
Mau Forest evictees demonstrate at Nessuit Settlement Scheme in Njoro, Nakuru County, on October 5, 2015. The government wants to lift a caveat on title deeds for people living around Mau Forest. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
The other bold decision that Raila made, and which ultimately proved to be far more expensive to him politically, was the eviction of settlers in the Mau Forest. These were men and women who had bought plots of land they believed had valid title deeds ...
He adds that the destruction of Mau Forest has alienated the Maasai community against both the national government and the current governor.
The other bold decision that Raila made, and which ultimately proved to be far more expensive to him politically, was the eviction of settlers in the Mau Forest. These were men and women who had bought plots of land they believed had valid title deeds ...
The community which lives in the Mau Forest complex feeding on forest fruits and berries say they have qualified to be an Indigenous community as per the Constitution.
Gor and Muriuki stressed that the Mau Forest - the origin of both the Enkare Narok and Ewaso Nyiro rivers - is under threat due to massive deforestation and must be protected.
Kuresoi is endowed with good rainfall almost throughout the year as it sits on the edge of the Mau Forest. But farmers are not able to transport their produce, mostly potatoes and milk to the market.
He also cited insecurity in Baringo county, resettlement of Mau Forest evictees in the South Rift and the need to conserve forest resources.
"There should be no generator pumps in the rivers - in fact, we have been confiscating such pumps, especially during this drought period to protect pastoralists and wildlife downstream," he said.
A woman leads donkeys with loads of firewood from the Nessuit block of Mau Forest where a land court has for the second time stopped plans by NLC to resettle the Ogieks.
The vegetation around the Enapuiyapui Swamp in the heart of the Kiptunga Forest block in the eastern Mau Forest Complex is in a pathetic state.
The former premier accused the government of disregarding the concerns of the residents of other counties where rivers originating from Mau Forest pass through and said his concern followed an appeal by some elders from the Kipsigis community to ensure ...
A drying riverbed below the Mau Forest near Narok. This is one of the rivers that supply Lake Victoria. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly).
The water level has begun falling in U Minh Ha - Ca Mau Forest. The water level at the cajuput forest has decreased by 15-20 cm compared with late 2016.
A survey by the Kenya Forest Service has revealed that not only is the country's forest cover at seven percent, which is less than the ten percent global standard, an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex - Kenya's largest water catchment area ...
A survey by the Kenya Forest Service has revealed that not only is the country's forest cover at seven percent, which is less than the ten percent global standard, an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex Kenya's largest water catchment area ...
In 2012, he spoke about the destruction of the Mau Forest. He was ridiculed and told that he was misleading the public because it was common knowledge that the rains came from heaven, not from trees.
The construction of the 140-metre deep dam started in June last year at the Mau Forest water tower - a source of at least 10 rivers.
Daniel Korir and Wesley Kiplangat are both members of Indigenous community, Ogiek Community Forest Association (CFA) registered with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS).
He said the project would make 12 rivers in eight counties - including the Mara River - dry up because water will be diverted from the Mau Forest. But Kones said the project will not block the flow of rivers. He will run against Rutto for the Bomet ...
A survey by the Kenya Forest Service has revealed that not only is the country's forest cover at seven percent, which is less than the ten percent global standard, an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex - Kenya's largest water catchment area ...
Citing a survey by the Kenya Forest Service, ISP reports that an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex, Kenya's largest water catchment area, has been lost due to human activity.
A survey by the Kenya Forest Service has revealed that not only is the country's forest cover at seven percent, which is less than the ten percent global standard, an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex -- Kenya's largest water catchment ...
The air is filled with the rumbling of bulldozers excavating mountains of red soil to pave way for the construction of feeder roads that will lead to the bowl shaped site at the heart of the Mau Forest. A thick cloud of whitish dust billows out as a ...
When he was born in Logoman forest within the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya's Rift Valley region some forty years ago, his life revolved around the bushes; chasing after a deer, collecting honey or gathering ripe berries from Indigenous trees.
In a country such as ours, largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture, any news of impending failure of the rains is a cause for concern.
natural resources PS Margaret Mwakima (left), Environment CS Judy Wakhungu and Kenya Forest Research Institute ditector Ben Chikamai after the CS launched regional forum on African Initiative at KEFRI headquarters in Muguga, February 1, 2017.
A survey by the Kenya Forest Service has revealed that not only is the country's forest cover at seven percent, which is less than the ten percent global standard, an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex - Kenya's largest water catchment area ...
The source of this magnificent Mara River, which provides the life-giving water to these wondrous creatures, is the Mau Forest - the largest forest in Kenya, up in the hills, which is rapidly shrinking. In the last 20 years, more than a quarter of the ...
A survey by the Kenya Forest Service has revealed that not only is the country's forest cover at seven percent, which is less than the ten percent global standard, an estimated 25 percent of the Mau Forest Complex - Kenya's largest water catchment area ...
Wildlife expert Antony ole Tira said the drying up of the rivers, whose source is in the depleted Mau Forest, is one of the many ominous signs of an ecological disaster.
Wild animals at Mara North Conservancy in Maasai Mara, Narok County, on September 16, 2016. The drought has pushed wildlife from their habitats into human settlements.
The source of this magnificent Mara River, which provides the life-giving water to these wondrous creatures, is the Mau Forest -- the largest forest in Kenya, up in the hills, which is rapidly shrinking. In the past 20 years, more than a quarter of the ...
Wildebeests and zebras are crossing the dry river beds, heading to Tanzania to seek greener pastures. conservationists have raised the alarm, saying that the drying-up of the rivers, whose source is in the depleted Mau Forest, is one of a series of ...
conservationists have raised the alarm, saying that the drying-up of the rivers, whose source is in the depleted Mau Forest, is one of a series of ominous signs that could lead up to an ecological disaster. The drought that has continued ravaging ...
The agony caused by dry taps in Nairobi is the result of failure to implement a master plan, an NGO says. Green Africa Foundation chairperson Isaac Kalua said water catchment areas have also been encroached on, worsening the situation.
She wants to join the County Assembly of Nakuru where she intends to articulate the plight of an estimated 40,000 members of the Ogiek community who live in Mau Forest. "The Ogiek community requires a visionary leader to advance their agenda and ...
She worked as a publicist behind the Mau Forest campaign, which addressed the illegal occupation of Mau Forest in the Rift Valley as one of the environmental challenges.
The Opposition chief has maintained the project will affect 12 rivers in eight counties, including the Mara River as water will be diverted from the Mau Forest. Otondi said after the Sosiot rally, the elders will jointly visit the Itare dam project on ...
Tourist Ray Ahn from Hongkong rented a bicycle riding along the Hoai River bank to get Bach Dang wharf where he started the journey to Bay Mau Forest. "Overall, we had a good and funny experience," he said. "You can decide how long you want to discover ...
Neither is the Mau Forest eviction nor is Raila's age or even his ability to use a computer. This time round, the story is largely around Jubilee's corruption scandals, perception of (intended) election rigging and all manner of issues that the feisty ...
Elders from Nyanza and the Rift Valley, led by Willis Opiyo Otondi (centre) at Lesavana Hotel in Kisumu on December 29, 2016, when they announced they would back Cord leader Raila Odinga for the presidency.
Matters have been made worse by environmental degradation that has seen the destruction of water towers such as the Aberdares and Mau Forest. Ultimately, water supply has become a perennial problem across the country. We should not tolerate this ...
Every December to March, Martin Lele gets up before dawn and treks into the Mau Forest of Eastern Kenya. He and other members of the Ogiek tribe, a community Indigenous to the forest, are going to harvest honey from log hives they hang in the trees.
Simon Kinyanjui on his barley farm in Mau Summit. It is advisable that smallholder farmers also take insurance covers against unpredictable climate changes.
Upstream, in the Mau Forest Complex where the trees that are crushed to pulp are grown, plantations are turning into bush from neglect, creating another swathe of the Great Unwashed, who have resorted to making coffins in anticipation of massive deaths.
In 2013, Jubilee used the ICC case and the Mau Forest eviction to whip up peoples' emotions. Those two issues will no longer be part of the 2017 polls," said Dr Oloo, as quoted by the Standard.


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