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In Kenya, surprise holiday for tree planting as Ruto critics decry ‘hypocrisy’

President William Ruto through his Interior Minister Kithure Kindiki said the drive is part of the government plans to grow 15 billion trees by 2030. The aim is to increase forest cover in the country to at least 10% from the current 7%. “That will be a patriotic contribution to save our country from the devastating effects of climate change,” Kindiki said in a statement. Scarcity of tree seedlings is a major hindrance to the success of the program, says Lamech Opiyo, an environmentalist. He adds that the government is encouraging Kenyans to buy their own seedlings, yet most citizens are facing financial hardship.https://www.theafricareport.com/327521/in-kenya-surprise-holiday-for-tree-planting-as-ruto-critics-decry-hypocrisy/

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    28 w

    Let's build the forest step by step

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    • Princess

      30 w

      Actions towards environmental initiatives are commendable, but consistency and genuine commitment are crucial to address concerns of hypocrisy.

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      • CHRIS NGATIA

        30 w

        Great to see such wonderful efforts

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        • rosebellendiritu

          30 w

          @chris_ngatia in a few years to come we will reap the benefits

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        • walter lungayi

          30 w

          It's encouraging to see efforts being made towards environmental conservation in Kenya, such as the surprise holiday for tree planting. Regardless of political affiliations, we should all prioritize the health of our planet and take action to protect it for future generations.

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          • Gorffly mokua

            30 w

            Planting trees should be a daily initiative..

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              Yes to planting trees and no to public relations hypocrisy. Also, let this be a domestic initiative and not one forced down on the country by higher powers

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              • rosebellendiritu

                30 w

                @munene_mugambi also may it not be another corruption saga loading

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              • Abraham Jok Atem

                30 w

                Planting of trees is an amazing activity. Trees attract rains

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