Morning fire burns a section of Mt Kenya forest
Fire was reported on Sunday morning at Mt Kenya forest leaving a section of the forest burned down.
The fire is said to have started at Marania Forest on the Eastern side of the mountain.
Kenya Forest Service Eastern Regional boss Beatrice Mbula who confirmed the incident said the fire has been contained and rangers have been deployed to keep vigilance.
“There were small pockets of fire earlier this morning in the moorland. KWS and KFS teams and other stakeholders responded and managed to put it out,” Ms Mbula said.
This is the fourth time in a period of four months fire is reported in Mt Kenya forest.
It is believed the early morning fire was deliberately put on by unknown people