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Climate crisis at catastrophic levels,warns Kenyan environment cabinet secretary

Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya has said the climate crisis facing the country, characterised by heavy rainfall and resultant flooding sweeping across the country, had reached catastrophic levels. "If there was a time that anybody did doubt that we are in a catastrophic position with regards to the climate change crisis, this is the time that no one needs convincing," CS Tuya said. Tuya spoke Monday at Nashulai Conservancy Training College in Narok West during a graduation ceremony of 39 Narok County enforcement officers where she was the chief guest at the invitation of Governor Patrick Ntutu. Ms Tuya rallied Kenyans to make environmental conservation a personal responsibility and announced a Government plan to unveil a revitalized tree growing programme as the heavy rainfall subsides in coming days. "The emergency response measures are short term. The long term that will make sure that we never get back to these catastrophic levels is to ensure restoration of our degraded ecosystems. "To ensure we restore our degraded forests, our wetlands, our riparian areas, our water towers. The plan to plant 15 billion trees is the easiest responsibility we have," CS Tuya said, urging wananchi to plant trees in honour of Kenyans that lost lives to floods and those afflicted by the catastrophe. "We are going to roll out a revitalized 15 billion national tree growing plan that will ensure that every Kenyan plays a role in the initiative," CS Tuya announced. She added: "As national government, as cabinet we are going to be at the frontline. Each cabinet secretary, by the directive of the cabinet, has been assigned a site where they'll take responsibility to plant trees, to nurture them to maturity, and to set a side a day every month to rally Kenyans around tree planting. This will help us deal with the effects of climate change". https://www.citizen.digital/news/climate-crisis-has-reached-catastrophic-levels-cs-tuya-n341652?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1715017178

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  • Patrick Kiash

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    The devastation and loss is really huge, be it floods, droughts,etc. Government must put more mitigation and adaptation measures.

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    • George Kariuki

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      Love the government's plan to revitalize the tree-planting program! Planting 15 billion trees is a HUGE but necessary goal.

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      • Princess

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        The escalating climate crisis demands urgent action and collaborative efforts on a global scale.

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        • winnie nguru

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          The floods situation in Kenya has been worrying.. The government needs to move and do so fast to avoid further loss of lives and property

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            If only the government had prepared in advance, much of what has happened could have been avoided, losing lives is so painful

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            • Rashid Kamau

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              @elizbeth_gathigia With the catastrophe experienced,i hope the government will drastically strategize their effective plans to curb such in future.

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                @elizbeth_gathigia The government's poor planning has led to unimaginable loss of lives and property. The political class should be ashamed but I have a feeling they are not.

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              • Johannes Luiga

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                The climate crisis needs to be adressed at all levels

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                • Grace Njeri

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                  Through the destruction caused,the government should spearhead the right measures to combat such a catastrophic in future.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

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                    Sad to see the nation acting when it is too late, I hope all will take a collective responsibility in the future to take care of the environment to avoid mother nature's wrath. My heart is with all flood victims.

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                    • Munene Mugambi

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                      @joseph_githinji The collective responsibility we can take as a nation is start by recalling incompetent leaders who stand on as disaster and calamity prevail while they're busy looting the country.

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                    • Jane Wangui

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                      I believe if only the government took precaution before the disaster,more live would have been saved and less damages would have occurred.

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                      • Grace Njeri

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                        @jane_wangui I concur with you,much was needed to prevent the flood havoc.

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                      • Annett Michuki..

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                        the situation here is wanting, I just feel for the floods victims

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                        • Munene Mugambi

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                          @annett_michuki They are vulnerable at this moment and not only do they have to deal with flooding, they also have to deal with poor infrastructure and slow to zero government response and aid.

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