Youths in Rongai sub county of Nakuru have been challenged to be advocates of conservation of rivers for a better environment.
Speaking in the area over the weekend during a ceremony to mark Wangari Mathaai Day, programs manager at the Green Belt Movement Teresa Muthoni said the rivers are of great importance in environment and therefore should be conserved.
While noting that youths make up a larger number of the Kenya population, Ms Muthoni said it was high time for the younger generation to take up the task of conserving the rivers and environment.
“Rivers are of great benefit to all of us and I challenge the youths to take up the task and be ambassadors of conservation of rivers|”she said.
During the event, Ms Muthoni also presented sports shoes to various sporting youth groups.
She said several other sporting groups in riparian areas are set to benefit from assorted sporting gear from the Green Belt Movement in a move aimed at making youth advocates of conservation of rivers.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili: The programs manager at the Green Belt Movement Teresa Muthoni assists Rongai ladies soccer team players to plant trees along the Molo river in Nakuru County over the weekend, to mark Wangari Mathaai day. Sporting youth groups in riparian areas in the country are set to benefit from assorted sporting gear from the Green Belt Movement in a move aimed at making youth advocates of conservation of rivers.