Nakuru County Promotes Mental Health Awareness Through Tree Planting Initiative

Nakuru County Secretary, Dr. Samuel Mwaura, represented Governor Susan Kihika in a tree planting event at Langalanga Primary School in Flamingo Ward, Nakuru Town East constituency. This initiative signifies the county’s commitment to promoting mental health awareness and environmental protection within the community.

The event, organized by the Planet Patron Foundation in collaboration with the County Government of Nakuru, saw the planting of over 1,000 trees. Dr. Mwaura announced that Nakuru County aims to plant ten million trees by 2025, contributing to the President’s national goal of planting 15 billion trees by 2032.

Planet Patron Foundation, led by Hon. Wanjiku Njoroge, has been actively involved in creating “birthday forests” in schools across the county. Langalanga Primary School became the third institution to host this tree-planting campaign.

The tree planting event was attended by several county officials, including Trade Executive Committee Member Stephen Kuria, Chief Officers Samuel Ndegwa (Trade), Martin Kagai (Office of the Governor), Martin Gicinga, and Francis Njoroge from the office of the Governor. Also present were Area MCA David Muraya, Nominated MCA Catherine Mwangi, and Sub-county Environment Officer Paul Macharia.

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