Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony has threatened to move to International Criminal Court(ICC) at The Hague should the government proceed with the planned phase two of the Mau Forest eviction.
Speaking in Narok South sub-county, Chepkwony stated that the government must halt the process of Mau Forest eviction as their is no proper resettlement plan hatched so far.
Chepkwony uttered those harsh words in presence of the Deputy President William Ruto who steered clear off the Mau eviction debate.
Addressing a rally at Mogindo where he opened the Emurua Dikirri Technical Training Institute, Ruto instead dwelt on development, saying the government had constructed 130 technical institutes across the country in the last five years.
We are entrenching skills development among the youth to position them as champions of progress and drivers of change in their communities. The move will create decent job opportunities; build entrepreneurial minds; further inclusive growth and stimulate national development. pic.twitter.com/vj4pRW4V4s
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 30, 2019
This comes as Rift Valley leaders continue to oppose the planned phase two of the Mau evictions.
Mau eviction politics: R.Valley politicians brace for confrontation
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 30, 2019
Senate Majority leader has been on the forefront in opposing the looming eviction . He recently cried foul of how politicians are seeking to ouster him for defending the residents of Mau forest.
The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator has blamed the Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga as the driving force behind the eviction exercise.
Murkomen has since asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to honor his campaign promise and visit Mau.
Where is Murkomen!?in Government or opposition!?
Posted by Peter Mango on Thursday, 29 August 2019
Should the government proceed with the evictions, more than 10,000 school going children in 31 schools in Ololulunga, Melelo, Sogoo and Segemian wards in Narok county will be affected.