|A player participates in the 9th leg of Misitu Golf Challenge at Karen Golf Club|
|Industrialist Chris Kirubi receives his winners prize from the Acting Manager of Corporate Communications of the Kenya Forest Service Mr. Charles Ngunjiri|
The 9th round of Misitu Golf Challenge took place at Karen Country Club on 6th August 2011, where an impressive number of 108 golfers battled it out for a place at the national finals to be held at Muthaiga Golf Club in January next year. The Captain of the Club Mr. David Tyrell welcomed Kenya Forest Service who were the sponsors of the day to the Club and pledged that he was going to mobilize his fellow members and golfers to plant more trees across the course to enable the initiative in its aim of planting 2.5 million seedlings by the year 2020.
The Challenge saw Dignitaries J.G. Kiereini, Chairman EABL, Christopher Kirubi of Capital Fm among others compete. Mr. Christopher Kirubi emerged the winner of the day with an impressive score of 43 points. In his interesting speech Mr. Kirubi thanked Kenya Forest Service for the noble initiative and urged everyone to join hands in increasing the forest cover in the country to avoid drought situation that the country was currently experiencing in parts of northern Kenya.
Story by Lydia Ogada and pictures by Caroline Kahuria