Baringo South Member of Parliament Charles Kamuren has appealed to the government to allow the logging of the Invasive Prosopis tree which he claimed to be the main cause of the perennial flooding in his constituency.
He said once authorized, he is going to ensure that locals have put in place sufficient safeguards so that the ban on logging is not abused.
The MP raised concern that the plant, commonly referred to as Mathenge penetrates deep into the soil making it loose thus when rains come, the water flows freely causing flooding.
He said that despite their land being fertile, locals in the area no longer engage themselves in farming as the Mathenge tree has covered more than 50kms of land in five locations in Baringo South including Salabani, Ng’ambo, Ilng’arua, Eldume and Kiserian at the shores of Lake Baringo.
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From: Kenya Digital News