A Nakuru businessman has accused former Eldama-Ravine MP, Musa Sirma of colluding with some top officials from the Kenya forest Service(KFS) in logging trees at his portion in Mau Forest where he had earlier been allocated by the KFS to harvest logs.
In an application before the Land and Environment court in Nakuru, Patrick Budotich director at Raycon Millers Limited, moved to court seeking orders to have Mr Sirma restrained from logging in the area until the matter is heard and determined.
Through his lawyer Jennifer Wachira, Mr Budotich urged the court to block the MP from logging at his portion in the forest adding that he was legally allocated the portion after meeting all the requirements by the forest service.
“My client is clearly being harassed by the former MP who claims that he was issued the same piece of portion to harvest from the forest,” he said.
According to him, Mr Sirma is using his influence as as a former legislator to bend rules from the forest service in acquiring most portions from the forests to harvest trees.
Presenting his logging license in court, Mr Budotich showed he had been granted authority to harvest 612 trees at portion 3 and 4 at Arama land within the Mau forest.
Appearing before justice Sila Munyao, Mr Budotich claimed that his woes started when he declined to swap the portion of land with Mr Sirma in the portion and he forcefully moved to harvest trees in the land without permission.