Parliament summons CS Tobiko over Mau Forest evictions

Parliament summons CS Tobiko over Mau Forest evictions

With over 60,000 people staring at evictions, Members of Parliament have now summoned Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over the Mau phase 2 evictions.

Environment Committee Chair Kareke Mbiuki, in a statement to newsrooms on Sunday, said the impending second round of evictions was not consultative.

“As a committee we will be inviting the CS next week when parliament resumes, to come and shed more light to parliament on the proposed phase II evictions before the exercise is conducted,” reads the statement.

“The CS should have involved the local leaders and those who will be affected.”

According to Mbiuki, the Tobiko-led ministry has not told kenyans on the achievements of phase one evictions despite the month long exercise.

“He should have told kenyans first what they have done in phase one including the acreage recovered… we have invited tobiko to appear before us next week,” added the CS.

Questions on the over 4,000 pupils affected following the move by the government to close 15 schools in Mau Forest are expected to top the agenda of the meeting.