Moi son accuses leaders of
duping Mau residents
By Standard Reporters
Former Baringo Central MP Gideon Moi has expressed surprise at
leaders who fail to honour their promises. He singled out the case
of Mau forest, where the leaders had, during the last election
campaigns, pledged not to evict squatters.
Moi, who is also the Rift Valley Kanu representative, added: "The
very same leaders are in the forefront in ensuring they (settlers)
are evicted from their settlement areas".
Addressing a harambee in Nairobi, in aid of Joyce Chepchumba, who
is going to the United States for further studies, Moi said there
should be consultation with grassroots leaders before eviction.
The issue of Mau has become a thorny one, as MPs from the region
boycotted calls to have the people evicted. A section of
legislators from the Rift Valley Province on Wednesday demanded
that the Government withdraws the resolutions agreed upon in a
consultative meeting on conserving the Mau forest.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga held a daylong high-level consultative
meeting on Tuesday, which came up with five resolutions that
included an October deadline for the eviction of those living in
Mau forest without valid title deeds.
The legislators insisted the State should instead engage in
dialogue with the local leadership.