To celebrate World Environment Day, Scania East Africa partnered with the Nairobi County Government and other stakeholders in a tree planting exercise at Kikuyu Springs, located in Kikuyu town, which is managed by the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.
We donated 1000 seedlings for the exercise that the county government will also dispatch to other water catchment areas in the country that are to be reforested to protect our water resources. As one of the oldest water sources for Nairobi residents, Nahashon Maingi, the acting Manging Director of the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company, explained that planting trees at the springs will help in conserving water for city residents.
This comes at a time when the country’s forest cover has been diminishing at an alarming rate, resulting in the government launching a project aimed at increasing Kenya’s forest cover from the current 7pc to 15pc by the year 2022. To achieve this, 235 million seedlings will need to be planted across the country, according to National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Director-General Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu.