KEPSA participated in the launch of the National Tree planting initiative dubbed “Panda Miti Penda Kenya” on 12th of May 2018. The launch took place at the Moi Forces Academy, Kamukunji and was presided over by H.E. Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President, William Ruto and Nairobi County Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
KEPSA, through its members, contributed 43,100 seedlings towards this initative, under the Kijani Movement. This initiatives’ primary objective is to bring together different stakeholders and influence tree planting across the country. This is geared towards helping increase the overall forest cover in Kenya.
KEPSA Environment, Water & Natural Resources Sector Board Chair, Mr. Duncan Kimani, reaffirmed of the Private Sector’s commitment to restoring forest cover and stated that KEPSA will work in closely with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) towards achieving the government’s objective of attaining 10% forest cover by 2022.
KEPSA was well represented at the event through its members, amongst them KAM, BIDCO, Coca- Cola, KUSCCO. Other members who contributed towards the seedlings include Tabaki Freight International Services, Kenya Market Trust, Shanga Engineering Works, Bollore Transport and Logistics, Jijenge Credit, Madison Group, Kenya Association of International Schools, Plantronics Services, ACME Containers Ltd, Intercity Secure Homes Ltd, Protel Studios.