Makueni Residents Urged To Plant Trees

Devolution Principal Secretary Teresia Mbaika has urged Kenyans to plant trees in support of the government's agenda of planting 15 billion trees by the year 2032, aimed at mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Mbaika appealed to citizens to plant and grow trees in their land, homes, churches, and schools to reduce the effects of global warming including the recurring problem of drought and floods in parts of the country. The CS was speaking at Mukuyuni, Kaiti Constituency, where she distributed 10, 000 tree seedlings to various groups and individuals to plant in the area. She said an additional 5,000 tree seedlings will be distributed in the area through the support of environmental friends. 'Climate change is real, there is global warming that is affecting us, rainfall patterns have changed and therefore I urge Kenyans to plant and nurture trees to address environmental challenges that are affecting our daily livelihoods,' said Mbaika. 'It is the sole responsibility of everyone to plant an d grow trees because it affects all of us,' she added. Consequently, Mbaika called upon Kenyans to take advantage of the National tree-growing exercise holiday slated for Monday to plant trees. The PS and staff members from her department later planted trees at Ukia Primary School in the area. Meanwhile, President Dr. William Ruto is expected to launch an accelerated campaign towards growing 15 billion trees by 2032 at Kiu Wetland in Makindu, Makueni County tomorrow. At least 100 million seedlings are expected to be planted during the exercise across the country.

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