Planting Of 1000 At Kereita On 16th July 2023

Sunday 16th July 2023 was indeed an incredibly exciting with an impactful tree planting event for RC Nairobi Muthaiga North! The Rotary Club of Nairobi Muthaiga North’s initiative to launch the digital forest in Kereita and adopt 7.5 hectares of the Kereita forest is commendable. Their goal of planting 15,000 trees in a year is ambitious and will undoubtedly contribute significantly to environmental conservation and sustainability. The event marked the official launch of the digital forest initiative. This involves using technology and data-driven approaches to support reforestation and environmental conservation efforts.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Peace by District Governor Leonard Ithau and Tegla Loroupe is a significant step towards promoting peace and reconciliation in the community. It’s heartening to see Rotary clubs in district 9212 coming together to support both environmental initiatives and peace-building efforts. The attendance of District officials, including DG Leonard Ithau and his family, DGN Wairimu Njage, District Secretary Janet Mathenge, DPC Rose Chege, DCC Rosemary Wainaina, District Partnership Lorraine Kirigia, District Project committee Saum Siraj, Ashleys Myers and Major Donor Representative Violet Kairu is greatly appreciated. Their involvement demonstrates the spirit of collaboration and collective action towards making a positive impact on the environment and the community.
Planting 1,000 trees during the event, along with the commitment from the management of Kereita Forest and the community champions to care for and ensure the survival of the trees, shows that this initiative is well-organized and has the necessary support from all stakeholders. Many rotary clubs were represented with members with actively participating and supporting the event. In attendance were RC Karen, Ngong Road, Gachie, Ridgeways, Samawati, Machakos, Muthaiga, Embakasi, Lavington Eco, Ruiru, Juja, Langata, Thika Road and family and friends of Rotary. The focus on planting mainly indigenous trees for water catchment is essential for preserving the local ecosystem and ensuring long-term sustainability of the forest. Overall, this event showcases the power of community-driven efforts, collaboration between different organizations, and the dedication of Rotarians and their families towards creating a better, greener, and more peaceful world. Following the significant activities of the day, a lunch was served in Tigoni. Tigoni is a place in Kenya known for its scenic beauty and could have been chosen as the venue for the event’s meal and celebration.