KFS denies involvement in acacia tree cutting at Lake Naivasha
The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has released a statement denying any involvement in the alleged destruction of Acacia trees at Lake Naivasha.
According to online comments, the cutting of the trees was authorized by KFS, but the organization has strongly refuted these claims.
“KFS wishes to clarify that at no time did it authorize the felling of the said trees and neither does the Service condone such illegal activities,” said a spokesperson for the organization. “On the contrary, KFS officers stopped the felling immediately upon receiving a tip-off from a member of the public.”
The incident took place in the riparian area of the lake, and KFS’s preliminary investigation has revealed that it may have been related to a land ownership dispute and an attempt to convert the riparian land to agriculture.
The organization is working with other relevant agencies to address the underlying issues.
“The Service encourages the members of the public to be alert and report any illegalities, as forests and trees protection is a collective responsibility of all Kenyans,” the KFS added on Twitter.
KFS has said that it did not allow the removal of the Acacia trees near Lake Naivasha and is working to resolve the situation.
The organization is urging members of the public to report any illegal activities related to the protection of forests and trees.
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