“We must strike a balance between the people who have settled there and conserving the environment,” Wakhungu said. Speaking at Naisoya River Bridge, Narok county, she said the government is willing to compensate the settlers.
“We want to do what we did in Embombut where we struck an agreement with the settlers who moved after they were compensated Sh400,000. This one was less complicated,” the CS said.
“We are working with the national and county governments to resolve this issue amicably. We must cover our steps to ensure that it does not strain relations with Tanzania.”
Wakhungu, who was accompanied by Lake Victoria Basin Commission executive secretary Canisius Kanangire and Maasai Mara University vice chancellor Mary Walingo, said the government is commitment to saving the Mau Complex.
“We are determined to conserve Mara River Basin and Mau Complex. This is a transboundary resource which Kenya and Tanzania must conserve because it supports millions of humans and animals,” she said.
Kanangire said Kenya and Tanzania will sign a memorandum of understanding on managing transboundary resources. “We expect the MoU to be finalised by October and given to the sectoral council of ministers before the two countries sign it if they agree,” he said.
Kasangire said Kenya and Tanzania will jointly manage the ecosystem once the MoU is signed. “The MoU will strengthen the commitment of the two countries in sustainably managing the ecosystem,” he said. Kanangire said the commission is involving educational institutions in researching on the basin.
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