JKUAT Staff and Students Across Colleges Plant Trees

Nakuru Campus led by their Director, Dr.Roy Wanyoike (second right) during the tree planting exercise at Menengai

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) staff and students across the JKUAT CBD campuses, colleges and other sections of the university on Monday, November 13, 2023, joined other Kenyans in the implementation of the government’s tree-planting directive that is aimed at growing 15 billion trees by 2032.

Against the backdrop of a global call for heightened environmental consciousness, JKUAT tree-planting exercise was more than a symbolic gesture — it was a deliberate and collective effort to make a tangible impact.

The initiative encapsulated the spirit of unity and responsibility as students and staff from diverse disciplines converged in various sites to participate in a transformative day of ecological significance.

At JKUAT Nakuru CBD campus, staff and students joined other stakeholder in Nakuru county to plant trees in Menengai ward. The campus community were led by the Campus Director, Dr. Roy Wanyoike.

Representing the Dean, School of Natural Resources and Animal Science, Dr Mathew Kigomo led  COANRE in the planting exercise in the College. Staff and students planted white suppressor and fig tree which have medicinal properties and  bottle brush which is beneficial to bee keeping

At Karen Campus, staff and students braved the chilly weather to plant trees around their campus with the Campus Principal, spearheading.

Nakuru team’s journey to Menengai Forest Reserve exemplifies the far-reaching effects of a shared commitment to sustainability. This chronicle not only captures the essence of a singular day but serves as a beacon, illuminating JKUAT’s enduring dedication to shaping responsible citizens and fostering a culture of environmental conservation.

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