Our Forests are Not for Settling Scores

In Kenya, conservation of forests remains to be an emotive and politicized issue. It sparks brawls from different sectors whenever the subject comes to the fore. A look at the five water catchments (which provide 75% of the country’s water resource) in Kenya will tell tales of misguided priorities, misguided interventions and falsified information all aimed at ensuring that individuals continue benefiting from these resources at the expense of the ecosystem. Mau Forest Complex has hit headlines recently; illegal settlements, uncontrolled and illegal logging, conversion of forest land for farming have continued to be reported