Cherangany Member of Parliament Joshua Kutuny has pinned the blame for the Mau evictions on Deputy President Dr William Ruto.
Speaking to members of the of the press at Parliament buildings on Wednesday, the MP said that the DP had failed to help resolve the issues around Mau yet he was the second most powerful person in the country.
Kutuny contended that unlike President Uhuru Kenyatta who had moved to solve coffee issues affecting his central Kenya backyard, the deputy president had done hardly enough to fight for the Mau people.
“If the Mau issue is not handled properly, it is going to tear Jubilee apart. We have seen President Uhuru Kenyatta waking up in the morning to solve coffee issues, but we have never seen the deputy president waking up to solve the issues in Mau,” he said.
The Chearngany MP’s intervention comes as the government insists that those living in the important water catchment area should move.
Media reports indicate that the settlers have started moving from the forest as ordered by the state.
A section of Rift Valley leaders have been up in arms against the evictions, saying that the government’s orders are arbitrary and militate against human rights.
Led by Senator Kiphchumba Murkomen and his Kericho Counterpart, Aaron Cheruyoit have asked the government to stop the looming eviction of the squatters from the forest.
The duo has said that it is unfortunate that the government wants to evict their people who stood with it before the last general election.
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has supported the eviction of the residents of the region.
Proponents of the evictions maintain that the government’s action will help save the forest.