KMTC join hands to plant 3000 trees in Kinale Forest in Kiambu County
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), in collaboration with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Kiambu County Government, Kiambu National Polytechnic, and Kinale Community Forest Association on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, planted more than 3,000 indigenous trees in Kinale Forest, Kiambu County.
This initiative aims to promote forest coverage in the country.
In recent months, the College has intensified tree planting nationwide under the Jaza Miti Initiative, launched by His Excellency, President Dr. William Ruto, in November 2022.
Dr. Kelly Oluoch, the CEO, who led KMTC staff and students in the exercise, noted that the endeavor not only enhances the beauty of our surroundings but also instills a sense of environmental responsibility among our students and staff.
He emphasized the importance of trees in improving the environment and announced the College’s ambitious target of planting 65,000 trees by the end of the year, with a subsequent goal of planting 70,000 trees next year.
The Jaza Miti initiative, a Presidential directive, involves Safaricom in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, along with other State ministries, aiming to plant 15 billion trees by 2032.
With security assurance from Lari Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Samuel Kariuki and Kinale KFS officers, who affirmed their commitment to the exercise under the slogan “Miti ni sisi na sisi ni Miti” (Trees are us, and we are trees), symbolizing their dedication to nurturing these trees to maturity.
This event not only had a tangible impact on the landscape but also laid the groundwork for sustainable partnerships that share the same vision of environmental conservation and contributing to boosting carbon credit in Kenya.