2nd JANUARY 2023.

DEDAN KIMATHI FOUNDATION ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION team in collaboration with the office of the Assistant County Commissioner – Othaya Central Division has conducted three tree-planting exercises in Ihuririo Sub-location in Iriani North Location today.

2000 tree seedlings donated from the Foundation nursery at Njabini in South Kinangop were planted in Kigumo primary, Ihuririo Primary and Kabebero vocational training institute.

The foundation has made an early step to call back to action tree growing groups, other NGOs and government agencies and bodies to get back to work in the fight against climate change. This is in support of the 15bn tree growing presidential directive meant to enable the country to achieve 30% tree cover by the year 2032.

Othaya Central Division Assistant County Commissioner Madam Hanna Wanjiru has assured the foundation that her office will not relent in enforcing trees protection among the beneficiaries.

To achieve better tree-growing results, the foundation team leader urged the community members and parties interested to grow trees to seek knowledge on the best tree species to plant according to their desired outcome.

Also present during the tree planting exercises were the senior chiefs for Iriani North and Othaya township locations, the assistant chief for Ihuririo sub-location, board of management members, headteachers and community members of the beneficiary institutions.