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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,25TH JULY 2018-The victims of Mau evictions process have suffered a major setback after Environment and Lands Court refused to issue conservatory orders stopping their removal from Maasai Mau forest.
While issuing the ruling ,Justice Mohammed Kullow on Wednesday called for inter partes hearing on August 6.
The petition was filed this morning by Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony who wants the government to stop from evicting settlers.He says more than 40,000 stand to lose.
So far the government has secured about 12,000 hectares of forest land, kicking out 7,082 people and demolishing over 1,700 temporary structures in the 46,000-hectare Maasai Mau forest in the close of the first phase last week.
Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya said phase two is set to begin.
Among other areas the evictions have been carried out are Kosia, Total Arorwet, Kipchoge and Nkoben.