National Environment Trust Fund BoT members, CEO and staff donate a water tank at Kurikuri primary school during a massive tree planting exercise in Laikipia County.The tree planting campaign was officiated by the CS Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko in the County.
The CS was accompanied by Former Speaker Francis Ole Kaparo, Laikipia North MP Hon Sarah Lekorere, NEMA DG Mamo Mamo, NETFUND CEO, Samson Toniok, KEFRI Director Dr Jane Njuguna, Chairperson and Secretary NECC Isabella Masinde and Dr John Chumo respectively among others.
In a series of tree planting events in Laikipia North, NETFUND CEO, Samson Toniok gave sanitizers to pupils and pledged more support of water tanks and gutters to St. Francis Girls Secondary school.
Laikipia County is faced by dry spells and short rains, one of the most serious challenges to Kenya’s achievement of its development goals as described under Vision 2030. Kenya is already highly susceptible to climate-related hazards; rainfall is irregular and unpredictable, while droughts have become more frequent during the long rainy season and severe floods during the short rains. The arid and semi-arid areas are particularly hard hit by these climate hazards, thereby putting the lives and livelihoods of millions of households at risk.