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Thousands of trees planted in Aberdare

14 May 2013, 12:34 Wangui Joseph

Kenya Railways corporation employees in partnership with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) have planted more than 3 000 indigenous trees at Nyeri Hill fores.

KFS county coordinator Muchiri Mathinji said the program is aimed at recovering the 10 000 hectares that were destroyed by fire last year in Aberdare forest.

“Nyeri Hill is an extension of Aberdare forest and some of its parcels caught fire last year which left great damage to our environment,” he said.

Muchiri Mathinji,Wangui Mwaniki , tree planting

According to Mathinji, tree planting should be a daily activity and an obligation to every person.

He noted it is a constitutional requirement that 10 per cent of the country be forest.

“We want to achieve the country’s target of having 10% tree cover by this year as currently the forest cover is less than seven per cent,” he said.

He however called upon the local community to also play part in helping the Aberdare forest recover from 2012 destruction by planting more tree species.

Mathinji argued that some land slides happening in parts of Murang’a County during heavy rains can be controlled by planting more trees in the region.

Kenya Railways Corporate Affairs Manager Wangui Mwaniki said they decided to extend their assistance to KFS to create awareness to the community and other corporations that conserving environment is the duty of everybody.

“Kenya Railways began planting trees in 1986 as their corporate social mission and it has being consistent in the activity every year, working together with KFS,” said Wangui.

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