the axis of evil

the axis of evil

The Mau Tragedy: Unraveling the axis of evil behind the destruction of the Mau

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The Mau Forest’s complex used to be a tightly knit green canopy stretching across the Narok, Nakuru and Kericho districts. Out of the Mau Forest flowed several rivers supporting life in surrounding districts and beyond; even as far as the vast wildlife infested Serengeti plains in Tanzania where the mighty Mara River flows. But fortunes began changing for the Mau Forest in the early nineties when human encroachment began degrading the forest. Farming activities and human settlements started eating away the edges of the forest creating large clearances whose effect on the ecosystem began to show. Our NTV crew visited the forest in our investigative mission and it was apparent that the destruction IS still ongoing. Among the settlers who have encroached on the forestland are peasants, well-connected politicians and wealthy businessmen. In our special feature tonight, the Mau Tragedy, Nimrod Taabu details the encroachment that has caused serious damage to the environment and the sour relationship between the Kipsigis and the Maasai in Kenya's largest water tower. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ke Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvkenya Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NtvKenya