Boy steps into Maathai’s shoes at age 12

"Our family loves the environment” Stephen Njoroge. Photo/SARA MOJTEHEDZADEH

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  • And at just 12 years, Stephen Njoroge has planted over 10,000 of them — and made it to the UN history books

Stephen Njoroge is sipping a mango juice, dressed in a blue school uniform like any other boy his age. Mango trees are his favourite — but as an environmentalist, Njoroge loves trees of all varieties.

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