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Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi slams Uhuru, Moi over planned Mau evictions

Kapseret MP Oscar has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and former president Daniel Moi to donate land to settle those who will be affected by Mau evictions.

Speaking on August 30, Sudi accused Uhuru of changing stance on the matter, saying the President castigated the 2008 eviction plan spearheaded by then prime minister Raila Odinga.

“ You conducted a harambee to help this people when Raila was leading the eviction plan. In 2012 and 2013, you came and talked to these people and they voted you. The same case for 2017. So what has changed now, is it because you’re no longer looking for votes?” posed Oscar Sudi.

He further challenged Uhuru and retired president Daniel Moi’s families to donate land to settle those who will be affected should the evictions continue.

Mr President, if the evictions have to proceed, then I’m humbly asking you to donate 7000 acres and Moi 2300 to settle these people because even the huge tracts of land you have belongs to Kenyans,” he added.

Sudi’s outburst comes as the government insists those who settled in the forest will be evicted without mercy.

CS for Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko has said the eviction aims to conserve the water tower.

The Mau Forest Complex is one of the five water towers in Kenya, providing the upper catchments of over a dozen major rivers including Nzoia, Yala, Nyando and Sondu.

The forests of the Mau Complex when combined cover an area of over 400,000 hectares and spans four counties of Narok, Nakuru, Bomet and Kericho.

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