Lieutenant Colonel Michael Maingi is assisted by Warrant Officer Class Two of Transport Kahawa to plant a tree seedling.
The Secretary Administration Ministry of Defence Mr..Francis Mutie led Kenya Defence Forces personnel in a tree planting exercise at Kibiku forest in Ngong Kajiado County on 28th March 2018.
In his speech Mr. Mutie expressed his gratitude to the soldiers, for effortlessly agreeing to the Environment Cabinet Secretary, Keriako Tobiko, call of planting more and cutting not. He urged the soldiers to extend a hand to water catchment conservation not only in their work places but also at their home areas. Floods and drought have been the main calamities in Kenya and to eradicate the menace, he asked the soldiers to corporate with the local authorities in reporting any case of environmental pollution.
As he concluded he gave a brief history of the KDF tree planting program that started back in 2003 with a goal of planting more than 22 million trees. Last year soldiers managed to plant 1.8 million trees a number he confirmed that they would beat this year with a target of up to three million seedlings.
In attendance were Lieutenant Colonel Michael Maingi of the Armored brigade, Major David Wando, head and Coordinator Environmental Soldier Program among other officers.
Kenya Defence Forces soldiers plant tree seedlings at Kibiku forest, Ngong.
The Secretary Administration Ministry of Defence Mr. Francis Mutei is assisted by Kenya Defence Forces personnel to plant a tree at Kibiku forest, Ngong,during tree planting function on 28th March 2018.