President William Ruto is Wednesday morning expected to launch the national tree planting drive dubbed #JazaMiti at Kona Baridi, Ngong Hills Forest.
The exercise, the biggest ever witnessed in Kenya’s history is geared towards planting 15 billion trees in 10 years.
The Forestry and Land Restoration Acceleration Programme to increase Kenya’s forest cover to 30pc by 2032 from the current 12.13 will be carried out simultaneously in all 47 counties.
The initiative is part of activities lined up to mark President Ruto's 100 days in office since he was sworn into office on September 13.
Earlier this year in May, retired President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Kenya’s attainment of the Constitutional 10pc tree cover target giving an even more ambitious national target of 30pc by the Year 2050.
As he made this announcement, the President launched Kenya’s National Tree Growing Fund and Campaign which coincides with the ongoing March-April-May (MAM) rainfall season.
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