The WRC Safari Rally Greening legacy campaign has clocked the 8.2 million mark ahead of its 19 million mark. The campaign headed to Kakamega Forest over the weekend in a move that saw the reclamation of 15 acres.
The CEO Phineas Kimathi announced that the organisation is running a 700,000 tree planting marathon as the Safari rally celebrates its 70th anniversary on June 21-25 2023.
” Environmental Sustainability is very key for Motorsport, we are keen on supporting the President’s 15 billion initiative, This year we will engage the international officials and rally crews as well as our regional and local drivers in planting trees along the traditional Safari Rally routes”, said Phineas.
Speaking during the Kakamega tree planting initiative, Kakamega Forest Heritage Foundation chairman Dr Johnson Murila lauded the WRC team for their 3 years of support in the reclamation of the remaining Rainforest in the region
“ Safari Rally Kenya has been a great ally in environmental conservation over the last three years, their conservation agenda is well intertwined in our mission, and we look forward to seeing the team take over more acreage in the upcoming months”, said Murila.
WRC Safari Rally Kenya Head of Special Programs Ivy Kaburu said they were pleased with the progress of the trees planted over the last two years.
“As an organisation, we wish to laud the Kakamega Forest Heritage Foundation for post care of the trees grown over the years, In three run-ups to the WRC Safari Rally, we are keen on rehabilitation of 13 more acres.
More tree-planting activities will take place in Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Nakuru and Nairobi counties.