Pressure mounts on President Uhuru over looming Mau evictions.

Leaders from Rift Valley region have implored on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene on the pending evictions at Mau forest.

The leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto asked the head of state to break his silence and give directions on the matter.

Speaking during the opening of Our Lady of Fatima Moiben Catholic church, the leaders said Uhuru’s silence was worrying.

Led by Soy member of Parliament Caleb Kositany the political leaders said the impending phase two evictions in Narok South and North targetting about 60,000 people would cause a humanitarian crisis.

“We ask you your excellency the president to intervene since those people in Mau voted for you and they stood with during tough times and it is your turn to stand with them since they are going through hell” he said.

They said the elderly, women and children were likely to suffer most from the evictions.

In Nairobi, Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot and Belgut MP Nelson Koech issued similar plea to the head of state.

The two claimed the planned action was politically instigated and demanded evidence of cabinet approvals on the matter.

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