Celebrities who attended the tree planting including Project Fame Judge Ian Mbugua (centre) during the tree planting event in Koibatek Forest Zone
Esageri Sebatia Environmental Conservation Organization is an environment group based in Koibatek district. This group’s main objective is to plant trees and create environmental awareness; the group has 30 tree nurseries each of these stocked with indigenous tree species.
According to the groups culture, they normally take the Easter holiday as an opportunity to plant trees, where they invite the local communities and also engage them in the activity so as to make them participate and help increase Kenya’s forest cover. During their tree planting week this year the group managed to plant 10,000 indigenous tree seedlings in Sebatia forest which is also in the Mau complex where Kenya Forest Service donated 4000 seedlings and also other partners and well wishers donated 6000 seedlings to be planted during the one week tree planting session.
The tree planting was attended by more than 500 people among them being Kenyan artistes. “Stop talking start planting” these where the words of Ian Mbugua of Project Fame where he encouraged all Kenyans to come forward and plant trees, Professor Karanja Njoroge of Green Belt Movement also urged the youth and all Kenyan artists to work together and help to conserve the environment by planting as many trees as possible.
Other celebrities who attended the tree planting occasion were musicians ‘Pilipili’, Wanyakuzi clan, and ‘the Team’ drama cast. The musicians also entertained the community later in the day. The chairman of ESACO group, Mr. Albert Lagat, urged the youth and also the church to join hands and work towards managing and conserving the environment, he continued by thanking the Ministry of Forestry and wildlife who have been their partner for the support it has been offering the group by Kazi Kwa Vijana through Kenya Forest Service which has also been of great help.
Report Courtesy Martin Masila