Dr. John Chumo during a past event. PHOTO|COURTESY.
National Environmental Complaint Committee has called on Kenyans to boost environmental conservation by planting more trees.
Committee Secretary Dr John Chumo said Kenya will only realize the 10 per cent forest cover by 2022 if the culture of tree planting was embraced.
The former Nandi County Executive Committee member for Land, environment, natural resources and sanitation was speaking during a tree planting exercise in Shimba Hills in Kwale and Taita Taveta Counties.
“We can increase forest cover if we all join hands and plant more trees. We need to institute the culture of tree planting amongst adults and children,” said Chumo.
The call for more tree planting comes at a time that Government is pushing for more conservation of water towers.
Among the measures include the ongoing eviction of settlers in water towers.
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