Ms. Risper Nyagoy Nyong’o a former lecturer Moi University and forestry professional has donated forestry books to the Kenya Forestry College in Londiani. Nyong’o who is no longer practicing forestry wants the resource consisting of text books on forestry genetics & physiology, forest management, forestry journals and other reference materials to be housed at the College’s Library for the benefit of future foresters.
Receiveing the materials on behalf of Kenya Forest Service and the College, the Principal Professor Donald Ongweno Principal thanked her for the generous and selfless gesture that will ensure the students in the college have access to quality materials.
During a brief ceremony at her home in Nyari Estate Nairobi, Ms. Nyagoy Nyong’o said, “I am donating the books because I know they will be useful to the students,”. Thanking the Nairobi University forestry graduate, Prof. Ogweno appealed to other long-serving or retired forester who may have private collection of forestry books to emulate Ms. Nyong’o’s gesture and make donations to learning institutions.
A symbolical wooden plaque inscribed “ I am a friend of Kenya Forest Service” was presented to Ms. Nyong’o in appreciation.
Story and picture by Tabitha Nungari