Sakaja launches planting of 3800 trees to mark his 38th birthday

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 14:06 | By
Deputy Governor James Muchiri plants a tree at Central park to celebrate Governor Johnson Sakaja's 38th birthday. PHOTO/Antynet Ford

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on Thursday, February 2 initiated the planting of 3800 trees to celebrate his 38th birthday.

Through the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Environment Maureen Njeri, Sakaja planted a total of 38 trees at the renovated Central Park officially opening the tree planting exercise that will be done in all the 17 sub-counties of Nairobi.

"This is the park where we will begin our campaign of planting trees to mark the governor's birthday. This is in line with the national government initiative of planting ten billion trees in the next 10 years," Njeri stated.

Sakaja's commitment

Speaking to the media after the planting of the 38 trees, Sakaja stated that he is committed to turning dry sub-counties in Nairobi into green.

"Every ward in Nairobi will have a session today of planting trees to mark my 38 years with 3800 trees being planted across. Our target is one million trees.

"There are parts of Nairobi that are almost becoming deserts and it is because they have been ignored. We are starting an initiative to ensure that the next generation will enjoy a greener capital city," he said.

The CEC members and a section of MCAs who were present during the session wished Sakaja well.

"We wish Governor Sakaja well as he celebrates his birthday through the tree planting initiative. We will support him to ensure the city is clean and green," Mlango Kubwa MCA Susan Makungu stated.

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