ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Take advantage of rains and plant more trees, MP urges

Tigania West lawmaker Mutunga says trees planted during rainy season require less care

In Summary

'We want residents to avoid cutting down trees for charcoal, firewood and other human-related activities'

Tigania West MP John Mutunga plants a tree at Nguthiru ya Laingo in his constituency
CONSERVATION: Tigania West MP John Mutunga plants a tree at Nguthiru ya Laingo in his constituency
Image: DENNIS DIBONDO

Tigania West MP John Mutunga has urged residents to take advantage of the rains and plant more trees to conserve the environment.

The MP spoke at Nguthiru ya Laingo where he led a tree-planting drive. He said about 80,000 seedlings have been planted across the constituency. He said trees planted during the rainy season require less care.

“We want residents to avoid cutting down trees for charcoal, firewood and other human-related activities,” Mutunga said.

He said trees are important in attracting rainfall and reminded residents that their area need more rains. He said his office will distribute free seedlings to school-going children.

The lawmaker distanced himself with the cutting down of trees to construct a dam at Nguthiru Laingo. He said he had not authorised the move.

Mutunga urged youth to engage in sporting activities to create jobs for themselves and reduce crime.

 

edited by peter obuya