Last updated: 4 september, 2009 - 09:21 GMT

Mau Forest

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Moves to recover the Kenya's main water source, the Mau Forest, begin today. Over the years the forest has been severely damaged by activities of settlers living there and affecting its eco-system.

Environmentalists say the destruction and erratic rains is causing rivers to dry up.

Currently, 25% of the 400,000 hectare forest is occupied by thousands of settlers and part of the new project will be the eviction of encroachers in the forest, a hugely sensitive issue which has caused political tension.

Network Africa's Caroline Karobia visited the forest.

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