WARREC – JKUAT Participates in Tree Planting for Ndakaini Dam Catchment Conservation

Prof. Mati – Director, WARREC (left), Eng. Gichuki – MD, NCWSC (centre) with others prepare tree seedlings

Prof. Mati – Director, WARREC (left), Eng. Gichuki – MD, NCWSC (centre) with others prepare tree seedlings

Through its Water and Research and Resource Center (WARREC), JKUAT participated in the tree planting event held on 23rd October 2015 at Ndakaini dam, organized by Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC). JKUAT was represented by Prof. Bancy Mati, Director WARREC

The event which was held at Ndakaini dam is an annual event supported by the Nairobi Water and sewerage Company in collaboration with key stakeholders so as to give back to the community and conserve the catchment which is one of the major sources of Water to Nairobi.

Engineer Gichuki (1st center) and team during the tree planting exercise

Engineer Gichuki (1st center) and team during the tree planting exercise

 

 

The tree planting is an annual event organized by the NCWSC and is meant to protect the catchment of the Ndakaini dam, the largest source of water for Nairobi.

From Left Prof. Mati (in yellow), 3rd left, Eng. Gichuki of NCWSC, 4th left-Mr. Kihara of TNC, and far right, Mr. Kamau of Ahadi Kenya with others holding seedlings ready for tree planting.

From Left Prof. Mati (in yellow), 3rd left, Eng. Gichuki of NCWSC, 4th left-Mr. Kihara of TNC, and far right, Mr. Kamau of Ahadi Kenya with others holding seedlings ready for tree planting.

 

 

The event was attended by about 500 people from various cadres and institutions, including local schools, conservation groups such as NDECA, NGOs among them Ahadi Kenya and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). A total of 8000 tree seedlings were planted at Kiama catchment near Ndakaini dam.

 

Other staff from JKUAT also took part accompanying Prof. Mati was Wycliffe Nyangau, Paul Kahiga and Florence Kiburi. Everyone made their hands dirty and dutifully planted trees to conserve the environment.

 

The JKUAT team busy planting trees in Ndakaini; from left: Wycliffe Nyangau, Prof. Mati and Florence Kiburi

The JKUAT team busy planting trees in Ndakaini; from left: Wycliffe Nyangau, Prof. Mati and Florence Kiburi

 

 

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