ODM leader Raila Odinga has confirmed that he has not regretted having carried out the clearing of the Mau forest, which is said to have cost him the Rift Valley in the 2013 elections.
The former Prime Minister said he only had a. implemented decision that was approved by the Cabinet and ratified by the MPs.
Speaking to KBC on Wednesday, Raila said he was happy that the efforts made a major contribution to saving the catchment area for the benefit of residents and the country.
He said the cabinet had also implemented the recommendation of a task force to review the status of the watershed in the country.
“I don’t regret the Mau question. I haven’t targeted anyone. It was for the benefit of all Kenyans. It was a government decision. My competitors went on a campaign to discredit the good cause and said Raila was punishing us, but we voted for him, ”he said.
Raila said the task force had the situation in Mau, Mt. Kenya, Aberdares, Cherangany, and Mt. Elgon water basins.
“It was decided that the basins will be protected so that we can reduce desertification. They had been ambushed by squatters who are cutting down trees to destroy the natural habitat, “said the ODM leader.
The former prime minister said the decision was made by parliament and what was left was to be implemented by his office.
“When it was implemented, the fighting began. So I insisted and said I would ‘sell mandazi in Kibra’ “he said.
Raila said he was glad the Kenyans saw the difference.
” The rain has improved. Animals that are suffering are now adequately cared for. “
” That is why we communicated the evacuation of the squatters. The decision was made by the cabinet. Then Environment Minister Noah Wekesa implemented the decision, “said Raila.
He said the task force had visited the Mau forest and talked to the people and reported the situation, which the cabinet approved.