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The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water Sanitation & Irrigation Zachariah Njeru EGH led the Ministry and its MDAs in planting trees at Namanga Hills, Kajiado County on the National Tree Growing day of May 10th to honor Kenyans who died due to floods.  

CS Njeru said the Ministry is committed to achieve its tree planting target as per the Presidential directive of attaining the 15 billion tree target in five years. He noted that tree planting is critical in the protection of our water sources especially during this time we have already experienced the effects of climate change.

The CS was accompanied by the Principal Secretaries from the two State Departments; Mr. Julius Korir (Water and Sanitation) and CPA Ephantus Kimotho, (Irrigation), Water Secretary Eng. SAO Alima, Sector CEOs, senior officials and staff from the Ministry and its MDAs.

Kajiado Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho commended the impressive turnout from the residents noting that concerted effort from the county and national governments is key in achieving a greener and healthier environment.

The Authority’s Chairman, Mr. Symon Maina led the Authority’s team together with the Ag. CEO Eng. John Muhia. They echoed the sentiments of the CS on the big role that trees play in curbing effects of climate change.

A total of 100,000 trees were planted where the Authority gave 50,000 indigenous tree seedlings. The Authority is committed to ensure it meets its targets that will contribute to National Tree Growing Campaign as per the Presidential directive.

Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya had set a target for each adult to plant at least 50 trees and each child to plant at least 10 trees. She noted that this would enable the country plant a total of one billion trees which is part of an extensive tree-planting program.

Namanga tree planting
Namanga tree planting
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