Monthly Archives: February 2008

Loggers capitalise on violence in North Rift to venture into forests

The Daily Nation reports that loggers have taken advantage of the post-election violence to venture into Forest Reserves in Keiyo, Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Baringo, Nandi North and South districts. Some forests were set on fire and hundreds of hectares were destroyed. Baringo district commissioner Hassan Fara says the Government lost more than Sh2 million in […]

KFS and County Council react to destruction in Mau Complex

On 23rd January 2008, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG) and the Ewaso Ngiro South Development Authority (ENSDA) conducted an aerial survey to determine the status of some of the Mau Complex forest blocks following complaints that there was increased forest destruction after the disputed 2007 December presidential elections. […]

Kenya’s forests affected by post election chaos

Kenya’s forests, just as its people, have felt the impact of the violence that followed the disputed 2007 elections. The National Geographic reported that the forest dwelling Ogieks have been threatened and some members have lost lives as a direct result of the violence. The National Geographic says, “The Ogiek, best known for their traditional […]

Proposed water and sewerage mains will affect Karura, Ngong Road forests

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has invited the public to submit comments on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study Report for a project (Nairobi Water and Sewerage Emergency Physical Investment Project (NWSEPIP) Package 3) which will transverse the edge of Karura Forest and also go through Ngong Forest. KFWG has seen the EIA, which […]