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Ruto logging ban is a costly PR ploy - 11 months ago, 8 Mar 00:38

By: Kibisu Kabatesi

The newfound eagerness by Deputy President William Ruto to preserve forests, like everything else he does, smacks of mischief. Ruto may be a champion of many things, but environment is not one of them. Not when he fought like a baited cat against the preservation of the Mau water tower not long ago. Not also when public perception has it there is no land he didn’t salivate over. And I loved it when he let slip the sound bite that his “track record on environment is known”. This notwithstanding that he reverently protected the encroachment of the Mau Complex, leading to drastic deforestation and destruction of wetlands. Water levels have declined in 12 rivers – Njoro, Molo, Nderit, Makalia, Naishi, Kerio, Mara, Ewaso Nyiro, Sondu, Nyando, Yala and Nzoia – that drain from the Mau Complex. Despite denying that the 90-day ban is not a PR stunt, the mandate of ...
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