Loggers and KFS collude to destroy Lembus Forest
The Standard newspaper on Monday exposed how loggers and Kenya Forest Service officials collude to deplete forests. Just like the NYS, NSSF, Kenya Airways and a number of ministries, the KFS is emerging as another agency whose administration is raising questions. The composition of its Board of Directors is itself questionable because it does not reflect the face of Kenya. In some instances, it was reported, some KFS officials drop their guard to allow commercial saw millers to harvest more mature trees than they are allowed. This is happening in Koibatek. Lembus Forest is experiencing massive deforestation of both indigenous and exotic trees. This depletion is by local, national and multinational companies and politically connected individuals. If this trend continues, millions of Kenyans will be exposed to environmental disaster. It’s unfortunate the EACC and Baringo county have failed to protect the forest.