In Summary
  • The government is facing stiff opposition in Narok on its plans to lift the 15 year old caveat on Mau forest, with opposition politicians in the county threatening mass action if the decision is not revoked.
  • A declaration by Deputy President William Ruto in Narok two weeks ago that the government was in its final stages to lift the controversial caveat continues to draw mixed reactions, with opposition politicians vehemently opposed to it.
  • "We regret that the Deputy President is legitimizing illegal title deeds through roadside declarations. The Mau issue is a grave concern and should never be used as a political tool and we take this seriously," said Orange Democratic Movement’s gubernatorial aspirant Mr Joseph Tiampati Ole Musuni

NAROK

The government is facing stiff opposition in Narok on its plans to lift the 15 year old caveat on Mau forest, with opposition politicians in the county threatening mass action if the decision is not revoked.

A declaration by Deputy President William Ruto in Narok two weeks ago that the government was in its final stages to lift the controversial caveat continues to draw mixed reactions, with opposition politicians vehemently opposed to it.

On Tuesday, opposition politicians led by the Orange Democratic Movement’s gubernatorial aspirant Mr Joseph Tiampati Ole Musuni issued a seven day ultimatum to Deputy President William Ruto to retract the statement he issued in the county on his recent visit.

Mr Tiampati, Narok North MP Moitalel Kenta and ODM deputy county chairperson Ms Christine Lemein said termed the DP’s remarks at Nkaroni in Narok South two weeks ago grave and illegal.

CONFLICTS

The opposition leaders claimed lifting the caveat would cause unnecessary conflicts among the communities living in the area.

"We regret that the Deputy President is legitimizing illegal title deeds through roadside declarations. The Mau issue is a grave concern and should never be used as a political tool and we take this seriously," said Mr Tiampati.

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