Commanding Officer Laikipia Air Base (LAB) Headquarter Wing (HQW), Lieutenant Colonel Juvenalis Atancha on 28th October 2022 launched a tree planting exercise at LAB Headquarter grounds.
The initiative is part of Kenya Defence Forces’ environmental soldier program which is aimed actualising environmental sustainability goals under the banner ‘Towards Total National Defence’.
Lt Col Atancha said that the tree planting exercise is aimed at planting 14,000 trees within the Base by December 2022. He added that the program was inline with H.E Hon. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces‘ plan to grow 5 billion new trees as part of climate change mitigation agenda.
Also present during the event were Officer Commanding Motor Transport Repair Squadron Major Felix Karanja, Officers and Service members of LAB HQW.