PS Christ Kiptoo Launches UK PACKED Funded Project

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The Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr Chris Kiptoo on Wednesday launched the UK PACKED funded project in William Murgor Primary School Uasin Gishu County, Kenya’s Rift Valley

The event was also attended by Mark-Forster Head of Economic Development and Climate, UK High Commission in Kenya and Mohammed Awer- Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature-Kenya.

The PS also unveiled the Kapkoi-Kibogy Solar-powered water Project which was constructed as part of the UK PACT project.

The water project is set to benefit 172 households which is approximately 800 residents. Over 1,000 people living in the Kaptagat forest landscape are set to benefit from the greening Kaptagat project.

The Kaptagat landscape extends beyond the forest into farmlands and grazing areas in the surrounding communities.

It is part of the wider Cherangany-Elgeyo Hills Ecosystem which is part of an important water tower for Kenya.

In the larger ecosystem, there are 286 springs out of which 229 feed into the Kerio River which drains into Lake Turkana while 79 springs drain into Sosiani River, a tributary of the Nzoia River which flows into Lake Victoria.

Present during the Launch were County Commissioner Elgeyo Marakwet Mr John Korir and Governor Elgeyo Marakwet H.E. Alex Tolgos, among other dignitaries.

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