Wednesday, May 12, 2021
151779004_2730110300632456_1487704459262921303_nEnvironment and Forestry Principal Secretary, Dr. Chris Kiptoo today visited the Nairobi Arboretum to inspect the ongoing rehabilitation of the recreational park.
PS Dr. Kiptoo was happy with the work in progress, and noted that already there is change with clean pathways, fencing and cleaning up of the river and the ongoing setting up of the tree nursery.
Last year during the World Environment Day, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to reclaim and rehabilitate the city’s green spaces, among them City Park, Michuki Park, Ngong Forest and the Nairobi Arboretum; Kenya Forest Service and NEMA have been spearheading the exercise.
DR. Kiptoo said the Arboretum will be well lit, with clear , clean pathways, and the river will be cleaned, while the borehole will help in setting up the one million tree seedlings nursery towards attaining the 10% tree cover by 2022.
The PS said the Ministry of Environment is committed towards restoration and preservation of the countries green spaces.
He was accompanied by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Director General, Mamo B Mamo Chairman of Nairobi Arboretum Community Forest Association (CFA) Brian Waruhiu.
Nairobi Arboretum is one of Kenya’s most visited green spaces bordering the State House and plays host to a wide array of biodiversity including over 365 tree species.
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