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 feeding lakes across East Africa. The settlers, from the Kalenjin community, say they were duped by wealthy landowners into buying fake titles to public land. But as John Ndiso reports from Narok, authorities have neither prosecuted the well-connected cheats nor offered those evicted any compensation.


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