Commander of the Kenya Air Force (KAF), Major General John Omenda, spearheaded a nationwide tree-planting initiative, bringing together KAF personnel from diverse wings.
The tree-planting effort spanned multiple counties, including Nairobi, Mombasa, Laikipia, Wajir, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos, Kitui, and Kisumu, resulting in the successful planting of 51,950 tree seedlings.
Aligned with the President’s 15 billion trees restoration plan by 2032, these environmental conservation measures reflect a commitment to sustainable practices.
Addressing participants at the Kenya Air Force Golf Course (KAFCG) located at Moi Air Base, Major General Omenda underscored the significance of tree planting for a thriving environment.
He emphasized, “The presence of trees within the environment not only contributes to its upkeep but is also vital for our own well-being as human beings.”
In a collaborative effort, KAF partnered with various government institutions, like Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Kenyatta University in Kiambu and Kitui Counties, demonstrating a united front in fostering environmental stewardship.