An incredibly well-written and in-depth piece about a problem that is far more widespread than just Kenya. There is a lot the U.S. and other countries can learn from this article and the findings of Kenya's special task force.
The article not only analyzes the likely cause of sever droughts in Kenya in recent years, but much more looks at the issues arising from those droughts from all sides. It cites environmental experts, interviews affected down-stream farmers as well as farmers in those forests who believe to have bought legitimate titles from allegedly corrupt politicians.
Mau forest is Kenya’s largest water tower – it stores rain during the wet seasons and pumps it out during the dry months.
But during the past 15 years, ...