Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited (ELDOWAS) in conjunction with Tree for peace group, Moi University School of Medicine Eldoret, and Kipkaren village planted three thousand seedlings.
The Eldoret Water and Sanitization Company Limited [ELDOWAS], a corporate entity and Uasin Gishu county being its principles shareholder with a mission of providing adequate quality water sanitization and innovation on climate action activities hosted and sponsored tree planting of different types of indigenous trees at Kipkaren forest in kapseret constituency.
Joseph Kipsang the forester from ELDOWAS said through tree planting the community benefits economically, financially, and socially and also putting them on the front line of such activities will be easy to maintain the environment because they will act responsibly.
“ELDOWAS sponsored the event with an aim of preventing deforestation and identifying water catchments within Uasin Gishu county. We included Kipkaren villagers in this activity because this is where they live and graze their cattle,” said kipsang .
“We want to educate them on the importance of tree planting, and water conservations that’s why we brought on board many partners including Kipchoge foundation, Unga limited, and Kenya judiciary under the climate action change among others,” he added.
The event engaged a good number of youths from the different foundations and those living within Kipkaren location to participate in tree planting.
“We were taken on board as youths in this activity because we are more aggressive into new projects, enlighten more about water conservation and environment and also we have the manpower to volunteer.’ said Kosgei Noah, Tree for peace chairman.
The tree for peace group was formed to promote peace and cohesion in the country as well as a major slogan to emphasize people conserving the environment.
“Our Motto is Panda Miti Usipande Chuki,this slogan has helped us to plant many tress within the county and we can say, there’s a great improvement in the restoration of trees thus creating a peaceful and calm environment,” Kosgei said .
The groups are poised to plant five thousand trees in Simat Kapseret constituency before 2023.
By Winnie Jerop