The Kenya Air Force (KAF) in partnership with several environmental organisations, has today Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 planted 2000 trees at Kerarapon Primary and Secondary schools in Kajiado county.
The theme of the exercise “Greening Schools” is in line with the President’s vision of planting 15 Million trees by the year 2030.The trees both indigenous and fruits will not only adress global warming but also crop production.
Mr. Gideon Tipaya, chairperson Ngong Hills Mbagathi Water Resource Users Association and the host could not emphasize more on the need to not only plant but also grow the trees.
In his closing remarks, Mr Tipaya urged the students to ‘adopt’ a tree and grow it to maturity. “Planting trees is not enough to save the planet, growing them will,” he concluded.
Purity Mwirigi, Ph.D., the environment director at Rottery Club Ngong Hills also encouraged the students to use drip irrigation to water the trees as schools are closing for the holidays.
In addition to the trees planted KAF team donated 2 trees to every pupil present to go and plant at their homestead.
Present during the event were Officer and Service members from Moi Air Base led by Major Samuel Chirchir, representatives from Ngong Hills Water Resource Users Association, Rottery Club- Ngong Hills, Water Resource Authority, Farmers media, Ministry of Education-Kajiado North sub-county, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forests Service, Kajiado county, Kenya Scouts Association-Ngong Hills and Raponi gardens