Ruto Urges Kenyans To Plant More Trees

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President William Ruto met stakeholders in the environment sector on Monday to strike an agreement on an accelerated tree-growing plan in the country.

This is part of the effort to mitigate climate change's adverse effects, including the current drought in Kenya. Kenya envisages to achieve a 30 per cent tree cover by 2032.

In a communique from State House, Ruto said Kenya will seek to demonstrate its leadership in climate change and seek partners in forest restoration during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt next month.

President Ruto is the current chair of the African Heads of State and Government on the Climate Change committee.

The East African nation is among the countries battling extreme climate change. Kenya is currently struggling with a biting drought, which has affected at least 4 million people.
The drought was occasioned by failed rains in the last two years.

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