Kenya: Controversial Evictions As Country Seeks To Save "Water Tower"

NAIROBI

Thousands of people are being removed from Kenya’s largest forest, a senior official said on Thursday, in a controversial move aimed at saving the country’s most important “water tower”, which has been decimated by decades of corruption. Authorities say thousands of illegal settlers have invaded the Mau forest in Kenya’s southwestern Rift Valley over the years, cutting down trees to create farmland. But settlers say they have valid title deeds.

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