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Sakaja celebrates his 38th birthday by kicking off 3,800 tree-planting exercise

Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja has initiating a tree-planting exercise that will see 3,800 trees planted in all the wards in Nairobi County.

The governor, who turned 38 on Thursday, kicked off the exercise by planting a tree at Central Park.

Sakaja said the exercise was also the start of planting one million trees every year, which is among the county’s target in its plan of making Nairobi a green city.

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“The environment that we’re in today is beautiful but this is not how the whole of Nairobi city looks like. There are parts of the city that almost looks like a dessert and its because we ignored those areas,” Sakaja said.

The governor said his administration has partnered with the Kenya Forest Service, Administration Police Training College, the General Service Unit, the National Youth Service among other government agencies to transform the city.

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The governor also said that his team will work closely with the national government in tree planting.

Other places where the trees will be planted today to commemorate World’s Wetlands Day include Lucky Summer and Nairobi River.

His deputy Dr James Muchiri Njoroge and a section of County Chief Executive officers also attended the event. Dr Njoroge lauded Sakaja’s efforts to change the city to a greener county.

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