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Environment CS Warns Against Encroachment Of Forests

The government will have no mercy for people engaged in wanton destruction and massive encroachment of forests, Environment, Climate Change, and Forestry Cabinet Secretary (CS), Soipan Tuya, has said. While terming them economic saboteurs, the CS said once arrested, those involved will be considered terrorists because their actions of destroying the country’s future deserve such treatment. She said there is information that some people have set up hotels and others are doing farming activities inside forests, saying it will no longer be tolerated. While terming forest destruction a national disaster, the CS said the government cannot be on a tree planting drive while other people are destroying forests.
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https://www.kenyanews.go.ke/environment-cs-warns-against-encroachment-of-forests/



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  • Ann Nyambura

    33 w

    Forest destruction is indeed a national disaster, and the government's commitment to addressing this issue is commendable.

    • Rashid Kamau

      33 w

      By all means, forests need our full protection.

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      • Esther Wanjiku

        33 w

        People caught breaking laws should be brought to book

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        • winnie nguru

          33 w

          Let them keep an eye and deal with whoever goes against the law. We need our forests!

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          • Kevin

            33 w

            The warnings need to be accompanied with bold action

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            • Edwin wangombe

              33 w

              It's time for more action and less talks

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              • Joseph Githinji

                33 w

                Hope actions will follow after this words. The government must put effort to fight forest destructors.

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  33 w

                  Hope they are not empty threats ... Perpetrators should be brought to justice

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                  • Saustine Lusanzu

                    33 w

                    Harsh laws should be established to protect forest

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                    • mercy nduta

                      33 w

                      Any perpetrators caught should be an example to many,we must protect our forests.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        33 w

                        It is okay to warn then but also let the perpetrators be brought to account!

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                        • Jane Wangui

                          33 w

                          @gorffly_mokua CS Soipan is always on toes in her ministry.We hope that other ministries can borrow one or two tactics from her.

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