Kenya forest services makes a clarification on reckless logging at Kakamega Forest.
Kenya forest services makes a clarification; This comes after there was an uproar from citizens on social media, stating that the lift of the logging ban, will do more harm than good if recklessness is involved.
KFS stated,”Kenya Forest Service wishes to make a clarification on a lorry *LT13* shown in this post which has been circulating online. Contrary to allegations, the images were captured in an ongoing operation at a pinus plantation in Chemususu Forest, Baringo County & not Kakamega forest,”
“The misreporting is malicious and aimed at distorting facts in order to provoke unsuspecting citizens & high-ranking personalities, some of whom have shown interest in the conservation of Kakamega forest,” they added.
KFS further outlined that what is being done is harvesting of mature trees, as President Ruto had directed, to give room for more healthy trees to grow.
KFS stated,”KFS would like to confirm that the activity captured in these social media post depict ongoing harvesting of over-mature exotic pine species in a forest plantation. This entails felling, skidding, stacking and loading of round logs onto trucks for transportation to the sawmill industry for conversion into desired end products.”
“The operation is in Tinet block, Chemususu forest & not in Kakamega.The public is advised to seek clarification from the nearest KFS offices in all Counties to avoid misinformation,” they outlined.
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