Kajiado: Environment CS Inspects KFS Model Rangers House

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko today inspected KFS model Rangers Houses in Mashuuru Sub County, Kajiado County.

Later, at the same location, the CS inspected an ongoing establishment of a tree nursery with a capacity of over 10,000 seedlings.

Once completed, the model tree nursery will have five continuous tunnels and two shed nets for seedling propagation.

The tree nursery will provide employment for youth and women while also providing tree seedlings for the sub-county, contributing to the country’s tree cover campaign.

The CS also inspected a borehole dug by the Kenya Forest Service in collaboration with the Kenya Defence Forces to supply water to the tree nursery and neighboring communities.

The collaboration between KFS and KDF reduced the project’s cost by 40 to 50 percent.

The borehole has a depth capacity of 160 meters, a yield of 4.2 cubic meters per hour, and fresh water.

A 20,000-litre solar-powered tank will be installed to distribute water to the tree nursery and surrounding communities.

The CS led the team in a tree-planting exercise in which several native trees were planted.

The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by NEMA Board members led by Chairman Mr Eric Mungai, KFS Commandant Alex Lemarkoko, NECC James Sapuro, and NET Secretary Belinda Akello, among others.