State must pro­tect Mount Kenya and Aber­dare forests

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Anyone trav­el­ling to Ny­eri from Nairobi will not fail to no­tice the num­ber of mush­room­ing tim­ber yards and mills along the high­way and to­wards Othaya town.This should point to pos­si­ble il­le­gal log­ging ac­tiv­i­ties in the neig­bour­ing Aber­dares and Mount Kenya forests in Ny­eri county. If this is then the case, the fa­mous wa­ter catch­ment and the habi­tats of var­i­ous wildlife will soon be a thing of the past. The govern­ment should im­ple­ment stern mea­sures to pro­tect these forests from il­le­gal log­ging and save our en­vi­ron­ment.

JOSEPH GICHUKI Nakuru

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