Senator Ledama Olekina is a Kenyan politician, who is currently serving as the Senator for Narok County. Has been known for being vocal on issues related to the rights of the Maasai community and the protection of wildlife in the region. He is a member of the Maasai community, which is one of the indigenous communities of Kenya. He's also known for being a strong leader, a human rights advocate and a conservationist. He is a member of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) political party and is actively involved in the legislative process in the Senate.
Outspoken lawmaker charged that some people are dreaming of Mau forest, so they may be planning to transfer management of Mau forest from Narok County to Bomet County. In his twitter account, he tweeted, “I see some people day dreaming about the Mau Forest …this is our land and territory…I dare you to transfer its management to Bomet Ndio Mtajua hamjui! Nonsense!!!”. This sparked a lot of reactions from Kenyans on twitter many supporting him while others opposing his move.
In another tweet, he calls other leaders and environmentalist to speak out about the Mau Forest issue. He also tweeted, “I call upon all Maasai Leaders and environmentalist in Kenya to raise their voice on the Mau Forest issue …we cannot allow anyone to change the boundaries of Narok County … this is not a political party issue - the Governor of Narok @OleNtutuK must be also speak Now.”
Despite the recent government agenda of planting ten billion trees by 2030, It’s worth to remember that in recent years, the rate of deforestation in Mau Forest has accelerated, with large areas of the forest being cleared for agriculture, and illegal logging also remains a significant problem. This has led to loss of biodiversity, destruction of habitats and an increase in soil erosion.
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