President Ruto has reiterated the government’s firm stance against farming and grazing in forested areas, emphasizing the need to protect these ecosystems from environmental degradation.

Speaking on Friday in Kericho County, the Head of State highlighted concerns about deforestation and illegal logging and underscored the importance of preserving forests, revealing his administration will not allow people to graze or cultivate crops in forests.

“You have heard about climate change. Kenya was almost destroyed by adverse weather conditions just the other year and it was because of environmental degradation. We must be careful or else we will be in problems,” he added.

The Head of State argued that cutting down trees was the leading cause of the change in weather patterns which have affected farmers and led to drought. He insisted that his administration was keen on protecting the environment from any form of destruction.