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Government bans logging, warns culprits

Kevin Ondimu
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Women fetching fire wood from a forest in the past. [Photo/Nation]

Nyamira County Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru has said that logging in forest remains illegal.

The county chief stated that the government has not allowed anyone to cut trees in forests.

"Unnecessary cutting of trees is illegal and punishable by law. Any resident who will be found cutting trees will be arrested and arraigned in court. 

"I am urging Nyamira residents to continue planting trees which are friendly to the environment for the sake of protecting the environment," he said.

He warned women against fetching fire woods in forest saying anyone who will be found will not be spared by the law.

The commissioner urged locals to use alternative means to produce energy and stop cutting trees to get fire wood and charcoal.

"Charcoal burners cutting trees in the dark should know their days are numbered. Charcoal business will soon come to an end in Nyamira county because some people have been cutting trees illegally to burn charcoal something that has depleted the environment," he noted.  

He urged teachers to educate children on the need to conserve the environment so that learners can be good ambassador to the environment and help parents to plant good species of trees. 

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