The country’s forests would be the target of an operation planned by Environment CS Soipan Tuya.
The CS admitted in a statement dated Thursday that they will be focusing on illegal logging and forest encroachment, which have been observed throughout the nation’s forests.
A multi-agency team headed by the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner is in charge of coordinating the operation, which has already started in the Mau forest.
In order to prevent the loss of lives and property, Tuya also gave the order that the exercise be carried out humanely.
Soipan Tuya reaffirmed that the evictions will not have an impact on the legitimate communities that surround the forests.
In contrast, the CS asked Kenyans to participate in the process so as to prevent conflict with the multi-agency team.
Kenyans can report information about forest destruction to the Ministry by calling 0800724570, a toll-free hotline.
Days after President William Ruto issued an order for squatters who had encroached on Mau Forest to be removed, the CS made their pronouncement.
During his October 1 speech in Narok County, Ruto also disclosed that the government will fence the water tower, citing its national significance.
Notably, Ruto also issued an order to fire 23 Kenya Forest Service (KFS) workers a few days later on charges that they had assisted dishonest businesspeople and companies in illegal logging.