Don’t politicise the Mau Forest evictions, we have to protect the environment – Ole SAPIT tells KALENJIN lawmakers

Monday July 30, 2018 - Head of the Anglican Church in Kenya, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, has called on Kalenjin community lawmakers to stop politicizing the Mau Forest evictions.

Speaking on Sunday, Ole Sapit said Kenyans have a responsibility to care for creation and should therefore support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts on environmental conservation.

Sapit told off those opposing the ongoing Mau Forest evictions and urged Uhuru not to relent on his mission.

While he supported the restoration of the country's largest water tower, Sapit said the evictions should be done in a human manner.

“We should protect creation. God gave us a relationship with plants and animals. If we destroy one aspect of the order then we are destroying ourselves,” said the Archbishop
Sapit said protection of forests, rivers and curbing pollution is about caring for the environment.

“The bible says the environment is groaning and crying out because people have destroyed it. We urged Uhuru not to relent in the preservation of forests,” he said.

The Mau Forest complex is the source of key rivers that drain into Lake Victoria. It also feeds Lake Baringo and Lake Nakuru.


  1. Save the Mau but take care of the Ogiek. Trouble is how to differentiate who is an authentic Akioot and who is a settler/squatter.

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