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Eldoret City Marathon conducts tree planting in preparation for 5th Edition

Eldoret City Marathon conducts tree planting in preparation for 5th Edition

Uasin Gishu

Thursday April 18, 2024,

KNA by Ekuwam Sylvester

The Organizing committee of the Eldoret City Marathon has adopted a 30 acre forest site at Napkoi forest Station, Ainabkoi Sub County, Uasin Gishu to plant 30000 indigenous trees as a way to conserve the environment and fight the effects of climate change.

Speaking during a tree planting event held at the Eldoret Sports club, Uasin Gishu, the Eldoret City Marathon Director, Moses Tanui, pointed out that the move is aimed at fighting air pollution and restoring climate to ensure clean and healthy air for the people especially athletes.

He commended the county for sponsoring 1000 athletes and the national government through Talanta Hela programme and sponsors like Kenya Forest Service, Safaricom and others for their immense support to the marathon towards achieving its purpose of running for climate action.

In his remarks, the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) North rift Regional Forest Conservator, Anthony Musyoka lauded the collaboration between KFS and the Eldoret City Marathon which has enabled them to plant trees in many institutions across the county in efforts to avert the adverse effects of climate change.

“We are also undertaking site adoption at Napkoi forest Station where Eldoret City marathon will be adopting 30 acres and will be planting 30000 indigenous trees.

It is a noble course and we urge and encourage each and every one of you wherever you come from to do some tree planting,” noted the conservator.

“And if you need areas to adopt within our forest areas, come we will give you ample space to participate in tree planting and we will be joining the global community towards mitigating climate change,” said Musyoka.

Courtesy; KNA

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