In Summary
  • Anglican Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit said key players in the education sector should urgently address issues fuelling unrest in schools
  • He urged the churches, parents, teachers and the government to involved in promoting a conducive learning environment in schools.
  • He urged the government to set a robust chaplaincy in schools to provide a strong foundation for counselling to enhance discipline among students.

Anglican Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit has urged politicians to stop meddling in the Mau Forest evictions.

He said the water tower is the source of several rivers, and its protection should not be politicised.

“The preservation of Mau Forest should not be politicised. We are seeing politicians from certain communities politicising the issue for their own gain. They should remember that at the top of Mau is the main swamp that distributes water to other rivers,” he said.

“The environment is groaning because people have destroyed it. We urge the President not to relent in the preservation of Mau Forest and other water catchment areas across the country,” he added.

Archbishop Sapit, who hails from Narok, where some rivers whose source is the Mau Forest Complex, said they were beginning to dry up due to uncontrolled human activity.

DISRUPTED RAINFALL PATTERN

He spoke at the Saint Stephens Cathedral in Kisumu when he presided over a service for the retired Bishop of Maseno South Diocese Right Rev Francis Mwayi Abiero.

“All these rivers spring from Mau. If we don’t preserve the water tower, the rainfall pattern will be disrupted and the tea sector in Kericho will be affected,” he added. He called on Kenyans to prioritise protection of forests and rivers, as well as addressing pollution.

At the same time, the Anglican head said key players in the education sector should urgently address issues fuelling unrest in schools to avoid disrupting learning as student prepare to sit national exams next term.

The rivers under threat are Molo, Njoro, Ndarogo and Narok.

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