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THE Elgeyo Marakwet government is mapping out Kerio Valley escarpment after a massive destruction. Director of the National Environment Management Authority Sally Kiboss said the escarpment has been destroyed by residents through farming, herding and building houses.

Speaking in his Iten office yesterday, she said they will come up with an assessment report to assist them on conserving the escarpment. Kiboss said the mapping will prevent residents from landslides.

“Residents should stop grazing on the escarpment and other doing other activities that loosen the soil,” she said. Kiboss said residents destroyed a boundary set up by colonial administrators to restrict human beings from encroaching on the escarpment.

She said they will introduce another boundary. Kiboss said Nema will plant indigenous trees to help in soil conservation.

Courtesy of the-star.co.ke

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