Molo MP Joseph Kiuna has criticized reports by government intelligence that was recently tabled in parliament by Prime Minister Raila Odinga to the effect that there will be electoral violence in hot spot areas in the country saying they were misleading as Kenyans have decided to remain united and peaceful during the fourth coming general elections.
Kiuna however cautioned those fanning hatred and incitement in hot spot areas of Rift valley such as Molo through such reports and said that wananchi were now enlightened and will not entertain them come the elections.
He warned those planning to divide wananchi in Nakuru county though incitement on tribal lines that members of different communities residing in the area have resolved to live harmoniously and peacefully and were not ready to witness another violence as was seen during the 2007/8 post election skirmishes.
Kiuna who was speaking during a tree planting exercise at Likia in Mau forest sponsored by Kenya Commercial Bank over the weekend, called on the government to ensure peace committees members were elected at the grassroot as opposed to the urban centers to ensure the officials are credible persons who can handle and address peace related concerns at the grassroot before they go out of proportion.
This he said will ensure the prevailing peace was maintained at all times.
At the same time, the legislator assured farmers in Mauche, Likia and Njoro areas of Molo that he was doing everything possible to ensure the issue of caveats imposed in the areas was addressed urgently and called on Lands Minister James Orengo to fulfill his promise to the farmers to lift the caveats.
The Chairman of the Interim Mau Conservation Secretariat Hassan Noor said 11,000 Hectares of the mau complex has so far been rehabilitated with an additional 50,000 Hectares being adopted by various cooperates and development partners in the country for rehabilitation
He said a better Mau conservation strategy has been put in place where the government was partnering with private sector and communities living around the catchment to ensure a sustainable management and conservation of the largest water tower in the country.
KCB CEO Dr. Martin Odor said the KCB foundation will invest ksh 30 million this year in conservation activities with various community groups and organizations working in conservation adding that the foundation targets to plan 3 million trees by 2014.
He said the foundation planted 200,000 trees at Mau forest today to celebrate the KCB community day at a cost of ksh. 8 million.
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