From left to right: Professor Stephen Kiama,Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi,
Mr. Julius Kamau, Chief Conservator of Forests, Kenya Forest Services and
Mr. Polycarp Igathe, Chief Commercial Officer, Equity Group Holdings.
The University of Nairobi in partnership with the Equity Group Foundation and the Kenya Forest Service facilitated a community tree planting exercise at the University of Nairobi’s Upper Kabete Campus on Tuesday May 18th, 2021.
Equity Group Foundation donated about 7,000 trees which were planted in identified grounds at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services and the Wangari Maathai Institute. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, tree planting is now viewed as a necessary exercise to promote the production of oxygen.
“When you plant a tree you plant the seed of peace and hope,” noted the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama as he recalled the words uttered by the Late Prof. Wangari Maathai an avid champion of tree planting and environmental preservation. The Vice Chancellor encouraged tree planting as an integral part in promoting biodiversity, giving future generations hope and a conducive environment to thrive in and most importantly a necessary component for conserving the environment.