The recent Mau forest eviction has brought a misunderstanding between Mau people and the government. Over the past view days, there has been a huge controversy between the leaders, whether the eviction is genuine or not.
Squatters, who are now moving out of the forest, say the cut-line they know is the Nyayo Tea Zone. But the government insists the legal boundary is the one established in the year 2008 on the recommendation of a task force set up to look into ways of saving the Mau Complex.
As the fight against the evictions strikes on and on, North Rift leaders have stood firm to defend their stand on the eviction. Speaking to the media, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi stated that most of the leaders in the government are busy politicizing about Mau forest eviction instead of reconstructing on the better ways to resettle the evicts.
While Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi, former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, Kericho Senator Aron Cheruyiot and a host of Jubilee MPs from the region argue that the cut-line should be the Nyayo Tea Zone but the government insists that the only legal boundary is the one set out in 2009.
Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) leader Isaac Ruto has revealed that a delegation of leaders he separately led to meet former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi was the first of a series of planned consultative meetings geared towards resolving the crisis.