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State declares Friday, March 10th a Public Holiday


The Government has declared Friday, March 10th as a Public Holiday.

Speaking at State House Nairobi during a meeting with grassroots leaders from Kajiado Central and Laikipia North constituencies Wednesday, President William Ruto said the day will be persevered to remember those who have been affected by the floods.

More than 200 people have died from the floods and left 62,061 persons from 14,771 households displaced from the ravaging floods.

On the same day, the President said, an extensive tree-planting programme will be launched to conserve and restore the environment and begin to reverse the challenges of climate change.

“On this day, we will plant trees and remind ourselves that the solution to climate change is taking care of our environment,” he said.

The President announced that the plan is to plant 200 million trees on the day and urged each Kenyan to plant at least 50 trees.

On destruction of infrastructure by flooding, President Ruto stated that the government will work with development partners to repair damaged roads.

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