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Eastern Kenya tops in reforestation efforts

The campaign targets to plant 15 billion trees
The campaign targets to plant 15 billion trees

Eastern Kenya leads in reforestation efforts as Kenya continues to make strides to combat climate change through planting trees.

According to the statistics released Ministry of Interior and National Administration to coincide with World Environment Day Monday, the region has sprung ahead of the rest, planting 4,377,362 trees in the last five months.

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The vast Rift Valley is second with 621,805 seedlings planted so far.

The Coast region and Central Kenya have just crossed the half-a-million mark, with the former recording 523,699 while the latter is already at 514,550 seedlings.

Western and Nyanza regions have done slightly a quarter of a million seedlings each, precisely 278,023 and 274,669 saplings respectively.

Only North Eastern (52,478) and Nairobi (77,168) are far below the one hundred thousand mark.

The Ministry has consequently hailed the strides made on the National Tree-Planting Restoration Programme launched five months ago.

“Kenya’s commitment to reforestation has roared into life, with each of the eight regions making encouraging strides in these early stages of the national tree-planting campaign” said the Interior Ministry.

Rooted in an ambition of planting at least 15 billion trees by 2030, the National Tree Planting Restoration was launched back in December by President William Ruto as one of the responses to the devastating impact of desertification and climate change.

The campaign is coordinated by National Government Officers (NGAOs); field officers from the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry; County Governments; Public and Private partners; and Community Leaders.




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