Kenya Evicts Forest Settlers to Protect East Africa's Water 

Kenyan authorities are evicting thousands of settlers they say are encroaching on the protected Maasai Mau Forest, the source of several rivers that feed lakes across East Africa. The settlers from the Kalenjin community say they were duped by wealthy landowners into buying fake titles to public land.

Authorities have neither prosecuted the landowners nor offered those evicted any compensation.

Samuel Towett has lived in the Maasai Mau Forest for three decades. But when police arrived in early July, he said they destroyed his flour mill shop, which he depended on to...

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By: VOA - Friday, 10 August

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