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NEMA allows construction of Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru Road traversing Aberdare forest.

NEMA has allowed construction of the proposed Ksh 4.4 billion of Ndunyu-Njeru-Ihithe road which is set to cut across 25 kilometres of the Aberdare Forest’s closed canopy and connect the Nyeri and Nyandarua Counties. This comes after a tag of war between the executive and the judiciary for a while, where President has vowed to proceed with the project in disregard to the rule of law. The project which has been a centre of controversy since 2009 raised concerns about the massive negative impacts it has on natural forests. This complaint was raised by conservationists which includes Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, Nature Kenya, National Environment Civil Society Alliance of Kenya, African Wildlife Foundation, Rhino Ark, Kenya Tourism Federation and the East Africa Wildlife Society. The conservationists also warned that the project is most likely to create more human and animals conflict and affect elephants natural habitat in Kenya considering that 10% of the country's population resides here. In a statement in 2009 NEMA rejected the approval of the project citing the negative impacts on the forest. It is sad that NEMA has bowed to pressure and this project is going to be approved. In its letter issued to the Ministry of Roads then, NEMA stated: “The Authority is unable to issue an environmental impact assessment licence for the project. You are advised to redesign your plans to explore alternative sites.” Kenya's President William Ruto who has vowed to go on with the project whatsoever must also consider environmental implications of this project. Leaders must know how to balance delivery and dealing with climate change issues. Source- Citizen TV Watch - https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DuDLRIQCVwos&ved=2ahUKEwiWotzsmfSDAxUzfKQEHXHsAHcQwqsBegQIEhAF&usg=AOvVaw2MD5Vm9vrjfrcpUsGxpdxn

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    5 w

    This is sad

    • Jane Wangui

      7 w

      The government should put into consideration and weigh if this will bring more harm than good before even approving it .

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      • Princess

        11 w

        Preserving sensitive ecosystems like Aberdare is crucial, and such decisions warrant careful consideration to avoid irreversible damage to the environment.

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        • johnte ndeto

          11 w

          This might give leeway to unscrupulous tree cutting

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          • George Kariuki

            11 w

            The Ndunyu-Njeru-Ihithe road case underscores the complex tensions between development and environmental protection

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            • We Don't Have Time

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              • Kevin

                12 w

                The total disregard for the rule of law by Kenyan authorities will cost the battle on climate change and reverse all gains made

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                • walter lungayi

                  12 w

                  The decision to allow construction of the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru Road through the Aberdare forest is controversial, with concerns about environmental impact and disregard for the rule of law.

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                  • Rotich Kim

                    12 w

                    This is wrong we need urgent solutions

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      12 w

                      This is bad decision

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                      • Markus Lutteman

                        12 w

                        Oh no. This is so sad. These sensitive areas need better Protection, not more destruction.

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                        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                          12 w

                          It's disheartening to hear that the construction of the Ndunyu-Njeru-Ihithe road, allowed by NEMA, is set to cut across 25 kilometers of Aberdare Forest's closed canopy. The Aberdare Forest is a critical natural habitat that plays a significant role in preserving biodiversity and maintaining ecological balance. The concerns raised by conservationists, including Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, Nature Kenya, and others, about the negative impacts on the natural forests, potential human-animal conflicts, and threats to the habitat of elephants, cannot be ignored. The initial rejection of the project by NEMA in 2009 highlighted the environmental risks associated with it, and it's disappointing to see the project moving forward despite these concerns.

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                          • Kihm Francis

                            12 w

                            Every decision brings with it some consequences sometimes it's hard to understand the Kenyan government.

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