Deputy President William Ruto on Monday maintained that the 90-day ban on logging must be observed.
He asked the concerned authorities to take the ban seriously “since it is not a government PR stunt”.
“There will be no logging and felling of trees in both gazetted government and community forest for a period of 90 days,” Ruto said.
The deputy president spoke on Monday during the launch of a 10-member task force that will review forestry management across the country.
The task force is headed by the Green Belt Movement chairperson Marion Wakanyi Kamau.
Ruto told the team that: “Sacrifices must be made to restore the lost forest cover in the country.”
The task force will recommend ways depleted forests can be restored to achieve the Constitutional 10 per cent forest cover.
It is expected to present its interim reports in 14 days.