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President Ruto disregards environmental concerns, lifts 6-year logging ban.

President William Ruto has announced the lifting of a six-year ban on logging in Kenya, aiming to revive struggling local economies. The ban, previously imposed by his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta, has been a subject of discussion during Ruto's recent address at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Molo, Nakuru. Ruto assured the public that his government has implemented comprehensive plans to ensure responsible logging practices, including harvesting only mature trees and planting an equal number of saplings. While the decision is praised for its potential economic benefits, concerns remain regarding the environmental impact of increased logging activities. Kenya's forests play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance, and the logging ban had focused on reforestation and raising awareness about forest conservation. However, critics worry about the potential for unchecked logging practices to lead to deforestation and habitat degradation. They emphasize the importance of enforcing sustainable forestry practices to safeguard the long-term health of Kenya's forests.
This is very disappointing coming from President Ruto who has been a bold climate champion in the recent past. We hope that this decision to lift the ban is given a second thought and reversed immediately.



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  • Joyce Waturu

    49 w

    Lifting this ban is out rightly uncalled for as it will pave way for mass deforestation if it's not well regulated.

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    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      49 w

      This is very sad

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      • Kevin

        49 w

        What exactly do we stand for as Kenya? Are we doing afforestation and reforestation or are we generously cutting down trees and enabling it by lifting a ban that was put in place for a purpose?

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          49 w

          Wah🤔 this is not a good idea at all, and I hope it doesn't happen for it may lead to deforestation in our country

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          • Jane Wangui

            48 w

            @elizbeth_gathigia deforestation happens, no rainfall for us.

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          • winnie nguru

            49 w

            This is wrong on al aspects. Instead of increasing forest cover we are now lifting logging ban? I can imagine what the effects of this one decision will be in just a few years

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            • Jane Wangui

              48 w

              @winnie_nguru we cannot disregard forests at this point.We will suffer.

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            • Tabitha Kimani

              49 w

              Disappointment is an understatement.

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              • Munene Mugambi

                49 w

                Disappointed but not surprised

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  49 w

                  Now that I come from Molo ,the affected area, I understand where the President is coming from,there is a lot of pain and anguish of poverty in this region. However I agree with you that this is not the solution. The President has a duty to protect the lives of the people but not by jeopardizing the safety of our planet.

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    49 w

                    @joseph_githinji wouldn't wish to imagine what happened in earlier days.

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    49 w

                    He ordered for planting of 50 billion trees in a specific period of time,so should we cut the equal number of trees within the same specific time?🤔🤔🤔I can smell disaster in waiting for the forests.

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      49 w

                      @rosebellendiritu I agree , we have to walk the talk. The President has to create a better sustainable solution to this problem.

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