Recruits Training School, in partnership with Corporate Institutions , has planted over 108,000 trees within the Recruits Training School (RTS) in the Eldoret.
The exercise was presided over by the RTS Commandant Brigadier Joel M’Arimi and is part of the ongoing effort by the School to improve the ecosystem of the environment surrounding the School and the Country at large in line with the KDF’s Environmental Soldier Program (ESP).
RTS has been growing trees since 2009, where they planted a total of 35,461 trees inline with the Environmental Soldier Program.
Throughout the period spanning 14 years to date, a total of 521,388 trees have been grown on approximately 300 acres of land with a survivability rate of 90%.
The tree planting exercise for this season started at the onset of the rainy season in the month of March. It is expected to conclude at the end of the month of May and is targeted to plant a total of 150,000 trees.
Others who participated in the exercise include the Commander 110 Brigade and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Eldoret Regional Hospital (ERH).
Regional Bank Managers present included Mr. Stanley Ng’ang’a (Equity), Mr. Andrew Kelitem (Post Bank), Mary Wambui (ABSA), and Ms. Lydia Elenkanai (Ecobank).
Other corporate institutions who supported the exercise include KCB Bank, Cooperative Bank, and the Greens of Africa Movement.