Every Kenyan, young and old should plant trees to help Kenya achieve the 10% forest cover.
The sentiments were shared by Senator Susan Kihika this Tuesday just a day to the World Forestry Day. The sentiments come in the wake of calls from leaders across the country to plant more trees especially during the rainy season.
“During this rainy season, let each one of us, old and young plant a tree each as we aim at achieving the minimum 10% forest cover in our country,” says Senator Susan Kihika.
Kihika adds that between the years 2001 and 2016, Kenya lost a whopping 288 hectares of tree cover. With this in mind, the senator who is also the Senate Majority Whip feels all Kenyans have a duty to replenish the lost cover and even exceed.
Since her election, and even before, Senator Kihika has been passionate about the environment. Already, she has moved a motion on the floor of the house seeking for proper disposal of solid waste.