Sh22 Million for Fencing Kaya Forests in Kwale Diverted

The Kwale County Natural Resource Network has questioned how Sh22 million set aside for fencing sacred forests in 2014-15 budget was spent.

Coordinator Mohamed Ali said the county government has not fenced the Kayas.

Speaking in Msambweni on Wednesday, Ali said people are still encroaching on and destroying the forests.

County chief officer for land and natural resources Mohamed Pakia said the money was used for other projects as “there were issues of Kaya forests boundaries and so we could not do the fencing”.