Leaders from the Maasai community continue to mount pressure on the government not to abort the on-going eviction of persons who illegally encroached into the Mau Forest.
Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku is expressing regret that certain leaders from the Maasai and Kalenjin communities are politicizing the matter.
The issue of Mau forest evictions has continued to elicit mixed responses from leaders drawn from the rift valley.
The issue has seen members of the Maasai and the Kalenjin communities clashing either justifying or condemning the ongoing government sponsored evictions.
Lenku dismissing calls to abort the mission to rid the forest of any occupation.
According to the Kajiado governor, it is regrettable that the issue of conservation has been hijacked by politicians.
Lenku however supports calls for compensation of Mau settlers who have genuine land ownership documents.
He wants agencies charged with the responsibility of reclaiming the forests to be given space and time to carry out their mandate.