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Kenyatta Roots For Agri-Business In Marakwet County

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“This money belongs to the whole family of father, mother and children. We should guard and protect the money well,” he noted.

He then added: “It should not be used to take yourself a second wife but it should instead be used to assist everyone in the family including children.”

It should be noted that squatters living in Embobut forest in Marakwet County were evicted four years ago and they responded with a protest asking government to resettle them.

Their call was answered by the Kenyan government this week, when huge sums of money were handed out to help resettle these victims.

Each family was given a compensation of about sh10, 000 in cash while sh390, 000 was deposited on bank accounts the Governments opened for them with Kenya Commercial Bank.

The sh10, 000 would be used to facilitate an easy movement out the forest.

However, President Kenyatta challenged them to protect the forests for the benefit of the current and future generations.

“Kenya Forest Service officials should not turn to cut down the trees once the people have moved out of the forest and then claim the evictees returned to fell the trees,” he clarified.

He warned forest officials to desist from corrupt activities that deplete the country’s forest resources noting that the Government would not tolerate any acts of corruption.

“We have decided as a Government that we will fight corruption wherever it is.

Local leaders led by Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen and Governor David Tolgos thanked the Government for initiating the compensation programme to end a long standing tussle between residents and the Government.

They said since 1922 successive governments had battled with the residents to evict them from the Embobut forest using brutal means.

Responding to their appeals, President Kenyatta said the Government would address the problem of bad roads and development of tea, maize, pyrethrum and potato farming in the county.

Deputy President, William Ruto, asked the families currently living in the forest to move out as agreed with the Government adding that the Provincial administration would assist them to ferry away their belongings.

“Everybody must now move out of the forest because the Government has made deliberate and effective plans through the provincial administration. If need be, we will avail lorries to help you move out with ease,” said the Deputy President.

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