The Kenya School of Government (KSG) has partnered with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and local community of Mbuvori location in Embu to conserve Thambana River.
The trio on Friday planted over 3, 000 indigenous and exotic trees along the river to mitigate the changing climate in the region.
During the activity, Dr. Ludeki Chweya, the Director General of KSG noted this is in line with the President’s Uhuru Big Four agenda.
“We have also planted bamboo trees along the Thambana Riverline and we are moving to other regions within Eastern region,” Dr. Chweya noted.
He further said they have started planting trees in the upper wet regions of Embu but also will be reaching to the lower regions, which are a bit dry once the rainy seasons resume.
Isaiah Nakoru, Eastern Regional Commissioner (RC), who graced the event, said plans are under way to plant over 2 million trees in the region.
He lamented the encroachment of riverine and wetlands by building and planting on those areas and directed chiefs and agricultural officers to take legal actions against the culprits.
He has decried charcoal burning which is contributing to climate change especially in Kitui and directed his officers to ensure this menace is contained.
“We had consultative meeting with County Government of Kitui on how to regulate sand harvesting and prevention of charcoal burning,” he added.
By Kimani Tirus