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Saving the Mau Forest in Kenya is Paramount

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Aljazera Mau Forest Report

Kudos to my friend Senator Ledama Olekina and other conservationists who are leading in efforts to save the Mau forest for generations to come.

This is a complex, yet a simple issue to resolve. Indeed, it would have already been resolved by now had Ruto not lied about it so much in the lead-up to 2013, a classic example of being extremely shortsighted or otherwise being driven to gain power no matter what. Worse, even when they get to power, those who are driven by this “by all means” attitude do even worse, focusing on grabbing and corruption as opposed to doing anything good to at least make up for the lies along the way.

For example, Ruto could have immediately embarked on making sure the government’s plan for the Mau he derailed back in 2013, is put back on track.

He never did so the elephant still sits in the living room, waiting for Raila and like minded to once again try but this time succeed in pushing it out.

All our leaders must act responsibly as caretakers of our country’s resources not just for the present, but for the future generations as well.

Put petty, stupid or siasa ya tumbo politics aside and do the right thing for once, if you’re not doing so already.

Let’s all support saving the Mau forest.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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Mau Evictions: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila’s Time to Shine, DP William Ruto’s To Dim

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The Star reports that Rift Valley MPs Accuse Uhuru of Using Differences with Ruto to Oppress Settlers The MPs – Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central), Dominic Koskei (Sotik) and Joseph Ruto (Kuresoi South) alongside Segemian MCA Wesley Koech said Uhuru would order a stop to planned evictions if he had the people’s interests at heart.

A bit of history:

In Jomo Kenyatta’s time, they wouldn’t even dare.

In Daniel Arap Moi’s time, they would have been guests at Nyayo House and if they lived to tell their story, it won’t be about Mau forests kukimia tu

In Mwai Kibaki’s time, they will be pinning this on Raila, even though it’s the very Kibaki’s government that ordered the evictions.

In President Uhuru Kenyatta’s time, this is what they are doing in total disrespect of the president.

What is he going to do about it?

We await but let’s just say the evictions are or must go forward as this is not about these MPs, their benefactors or their gimmicks over such a crucial national interest matter.

We have confidence the president and the government will do the right thing this time and ignore all the noise makers who are shortsighted, to say the least, and do that which is right, not just in this critical matter, but all others, which there is a slew of them to right the ship and put the county on the right track for a future that’s stark contrast of her dark past.

That’s what a visionary leader does and, to succeed, he or she must ignore those driven only by greed, opportunism, narrow-mindedness and the here and now, not the future of our beloved country.

That’s the leader we have slowly emerging but steadily so in Uhuru, much to the surprise and chagrin of many and should solidify both his image and legacy, which are at a cross-roads at this moment.

Which direction Uhuru takes us going forward, in the next few moths will define both, especially how he and Raila handle the BBI proposals when they are made public and the process of adopting them into the law of the land starts.

On this, we are also confident Uhuru will deliver.

Why wouldn’t he with Raila by his side, courtesy of the #handshake?

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2019 in Politics, Uncategorized

 

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