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20,000 tree seedlings planted in Maasai Mau Forest – Kenya News Agency

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Over 20,000 tree seedlings were planted in Maasai Mau Forest in Narok South Sub County to honour those killed by floods.

Representing Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary, Rebecca Miano, Karanja Njora, Secretary Administration in the State Department for Industry, said the day was set aside to honour those who have been killed and affected by floods in the country.

Speaking after the tree planting exercise, Njora said that the ministry has a target to plant over 5 million trees.

“Every year, the ministry has a target of planting 1 million tree seedlings,” added Njora.

The County Commissioner, Kipkech Lotiatia, has said that the activity took place in Maasai Mau Forest at Block 23, spearheaded by the Ministry of Trade, with the aim of restoring the degraded forest.

The CC added that they have been able to mobilise, through the stakeholders, over 50,000 tree seedlings to be planted within Block 23, of which 23,000 trees have been planted during this holiday.

He added that the exercise will continue even after the holiday that was set aside to honour those who died in floods.

On his part, Ngala Oloitiptip, the Ewaso Nyiro South Development Authority Managing Director, said they donated 4,000 tree seedlings to be planted in honour of citizens who were killed by floods.

The County government of Narok, Maasai Mara University, the Kenya Bureau of Standards, the Kenya Forest Service, the National Construction Authority, and the and the National Environment Management Authority, among other stakeholders, participated in the tree planting exercise.

By John Kaleke

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