Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Students of Kanyakine high school during the tree planting exercise where more than 1500 tree seedlings were planted (1)

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has challenged students of Kanyakine High school in Meru county to ensure the school regained its lost academic glory.

“Kanyakine High School was the Alliance High school of Eastern region, let’s make this school great again, let me hear a resounding yes we can” The CS urged.

CS Tobiko analumnus of Kanyakine High school, and the best ‘A’ Level Student nationally in 1984, made the school gain recognition nationally when he emerged top student.

He encouraged the students that it did not matter how poor their parents were and where they came from but all that mattered was the deliberate choice they make to succeed.

The CS said “The secret to success is simple handwork, discipline and respect to parents, teachers and fellow students”.

The CS spoke today when he launched the national school tree planting campaign at the school where 1,500 tree seedlings was planted.

Kanyakine High School is one of the most active school on matters of tree planting and management. At the moment, the school’s forest cover stands at 60% of the land area measuring 33 Acres.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Environment and Forestry through its Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) have donated laptops, water tanks and monetary donation worth of construction materials to Kanyakine High School.

Through the leadership of the Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko, the school has received 12 laptops five of which are loaded with curriculum on Forestry, five water tanks each with the capacity of 10,000 litres and Ksh200,000 worth of construction materials.

The CS told the administration of the school today when he launched the national school tree planting exercise in the school. The CS was accompanied by the Meru Governor Hon KiraituMurungi, Chairmen and CEOs of National Environment Management Authority, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Water Towers Agency and National Environment Trust fund.

He was accompanied by Meru governor KiraituMurungi, the County Executive Committee member  for Environment, Natural Resources and Climate change Prof. KarwithaKiugu. Others included the chief conservator of forests Julius Kamau, Director General Kenya water Towers Prof Julius  Tanui, DG NEMA Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu, Director Kenya Forestry Research Dr. JoshuaCheboiwo, chairman NETFUND Moses Akaranga and CEO Samson Toniok.

CS Keriako Tobiko adressing the students of at Kanyakine High school.

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