The Department of Environment, Climate Change, and Natural Resources, under the leadership of Chief Officer Kennedy Mungai, spearheaded a tree planting and clean-up endeavor within Kasarani Police Estate. This significant event was a collaborative effort, involving the Rift Valley Council of Elders, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Police Service, Climate Change Committees, and Nakuru Solid Waste Management Association. The primary goals were to raise awareness about the ambitious 15 billion tree-growing initiative by 2032 and instill a sense of personal responsibility for household waste management.
During the event, Mungai urged every resident in the county to actively engage in environmental conservation and the restoration of our precious biodiversity. He stressed that it’s not just about planting trees but also nurturing their growth, aligning with Governor Susan Kihika’s vision to ensure a conducive environment for every Nakuru resident.
The gathering also saw the participation of notable figures, including Director for Environment Grace Karanja, Rift Valley Council of Elders Chairperson Mr. Kabage, Nakuru East Sub-County Administrator Mr. Rotich, Biashara Ward Administrator Mr. Karanja, Nakuru East Environment Officer Mr. Kimotho, and several others committed to promoting sustainable environmental practices in the region.