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Dp Ruto Orders Squatters to vacate Mau Forest

Deputy President William Ruto (second right) with Narok Governor Samuel Tunai (right) and his Kajiado counterpart Joseph ole Lenku and Narok West MP Gabriel Tongoyo at Sogoo High School.The DP ordered eviction of illegal settlers in Mau Forest.

Friday July 13th, 2018

The Government has ordered 600 families who have encroached on the Maasai Mau forest to leave. Deputy President William Ruto, who spoke at the weekend at Sogoo High School in Narok South where part of the forest is located, asked the squatters to move out, saying environmental conservation was crucial for the country. The move is geared towards conserving the 46,000-hectare forest, which is the largest water tower in East and Central Africa.

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