Kuresoi residents plant trees to restore mau Forest

(Cutting from The Star Newspaper, Nairobi July 28 2017, Page 32.)

Hundreds of families from Kuresoi South, Nakuru County, on Wednesday July 26, 2017 planted thousands of indegenous trees on their land to prevent drought in future. The trees included cedar, podo and olive.

Community Road Empowerment programmes manager, Amos Biwott said the organisation aims to help the Mau forest complex residents to conserve the environment. “We all know the Mau forest complex is a source of water benefiting millions of people across the world, but it has been destroyed, ” he said.

Bararget Community Forest Association chairman Benson Koske said rivers are drying up in the area. “I mobilized groups to raise seedlings of indigenous trees and we later sought funding to ensure every family plants trees,” he said

Biwott said his organization has procured more than 100,000 indigenous trees to be distributed to residents. “We list families who get trees and we will follow up to evaluate how the trees are being cultivated,” he said.

Area rural forester Anthony Wamae said the climate in the region is rapidly changing due to deforestation.