Today December 13,2020 marked the end of tree planting campaigns in Laikipia County at Ol-Arjiju primary school in Doldol,
In the event, NETFUND donated 150 beehives and protective gear to Naitutum Lotoro Beekeepers Cooperative Society to support farming in the area and enhance the standard of living to the community.
CS Tobiko condemned illegal grazing of cattle in Mukogodo Forest. “Mukogodo is not a place for commercial ranching and fattening of cattle to make profit, he warned.
Despite the occurrence of drought in the area,there is need for grazing access right control through the Participatory Forest Management Plan implemented by Kenya Forest Service, he said.
CS Tobiko said that Maasai are best conservationists and never go grazing in the forest during rainy season and blamed wealthy individuals and criminals who use the forest for their illegal activities.
Mukogodo Forest is one of the most threatened Forest. “Were it not for the community the forest would be gone by now and I congratulate you, though there is more to be done”, CS Tobiko urged.
There is need to give the Forest time for natural regeneration urging the community to continue with tree growing. “Plant trees at least every rainy season for the next five years, in order to return this Forest to its original state or even better,” CS said.
The CS was speaking at Ol-Arjiju Primary School where he concluded his three days’ tour of Laikipia County by a tree planting exercise where a total of 7,000 trees were planted.
During his tour in the County, CS Tobiko and his team donated water tanks, chain links, barbered wire, bee hives and sanitizers to several schools and communities.