Commander Kenya Army Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Peter Njiru and his deputy Major General (Maj Gen) David Tarus today led the Kenya Army fraternity in the National Tree Planting Day at Thika Garrison, Nairobi and Moi Barracks, Eldoret respectively.
The exercise which is in line with the National Government’s agenda to plant fifteen billion trees by 2032 saw Kenya Army Soldiers in the two military installations plant over 20,000 tree seedlings.
Speaking during the exercise, Lt Gen Njiru congratulated the participants noting that the exercise is a national government strategy to reverse effects of climate change in the country. He also added that planting trees will not only conserve the environment but also sustain life and enhance peace and hope towards the future.
“We are planting trees today but we should not just plant and stop there, this should be a continuous exercise among all Formations, Units and even in our homesteads. Endeavour to plant a tree for a better future,” said Lt Gen Njiru.
Speaking at Moi Barracks Deputy Army Commander Maj Gen Tarus encouraged the service members and recruits to make a follow up after the exercise to ensure the trees grow to maturity and also practicing tree growing in their communities.
Kenya Army Soldiers drawn from various Formations and Units in collaboration with representatives from National Bank Cooperative Bank, Kingdom Bank and Kenya Power Lighting Company engaged in the tree planting exercise.