The Uasin Gishu County Assembly CPA Phillip Muingei Friday led hundreds of dignitaries in the planting/growing of over 3,000 trees at the kapseret Forest in kapseret Sub County, Uasin Gishu.
Under the Kipng’etich Muigei Environmental Conservation program, a brain child of Hon. CPA Philip K. Muigei, an environmental enthusiast and the current Speaker to the County Assembly of Uasin Gishu, the conservation efforts have a particular emphasis on schools and the communities around them.
Addressing the Media at Kapseret forest Primary School, Speaker Muigei noted that the program has among its components, issues that address environmental awareness, and tree growing with particular emphasis to indigenous trees.
“We will not only grow the trees but support schools and churches to fence off their lands in order to protect trees from animals-this will ensure their survival” He Noted.
The Kipng’etich Muigei Environmental Conservation program is aimed at growing over 3,500 trees at the expansive Kapseret Forest Reserve in line with President Dr. William Ruto’s directive to grow 5 billion new trees as part of the government’s climate change mitigation agenda.
Speaker Muigei Planting a tree at Kapseret Forest Primary School
Under the theme “Each one, Plant one” the program aims to Uplift the quality of life through active planting, proper maintenance and preservation of indigenous trees.
The program also aims at increasing forest cover using community support while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting groundwater supplies.
Present in the Event was Brigadier Joel Arimi, Commandant Eldoret Recruits Training College and Vincent Kemboi The Baringo County assembly Speaker who implored upon Kenyans to venture into commercial tree planting in order to make money while increasing the country’s forest cover.