Regional commissioner urges city residents to plant more trees

Tree planting

Nairobi Regional Commissioner Katee Mwanza commissioning tree planting Exercise on February 07, 2023 at Kenya Police Band in South B, Starehe Sub County.

Photo credit: Sammy Kimatu I Nation Media Group

Planting trees in Nairobi will clean the air and improve the city's environment, Nairobi Regional Commissioner Katee Mwanza has said.

He said this when he led the tree planting event where Nairobi County aims to plant 12 million saplings. The government is leading a tree-planting campaign to counter the effects of global warming and climate change.

Tree planting

Pupils, teachers and adminstrators during the commissioning of  tree planting exercise on February 07, 2023 at Kenya Police Band in South B, Starehe sub-county.

Photo credit: Sammy Kimatu I Nation Media Group

Nairobi Regional Commander Adamson Bungei said it is important for people to make the city of Nairobi greener by planting more trees.

He said the National Police Service is at the forefront in supporting the planting of trees in Nairobi County, adding that it is the reason an opportunity was given for trees to be planted on the land around police houses.

"We are planting trees here at the residence of our policemen to show that we are stakeholders among our fellow Kenyans campaigning for tree planting," Mr Bungei remarked.

Tree palnting

Youth groups and journalists participate during the commissioning of tree planting exercise. 

Photo credit: Sammy Kimatu I Nation Media Group

Regarding security, Mr Bungei warned criminals that their 40 days are approaching.

"Being a criminal, you have two choices in life. Either you stop committing crimes or continue doing evil so that we will deal with you accordingly," Mr Bungei warned.

He said that security in Nairobi County had improved in the past three months, adding that cooperating with the Nyumba Kumi Committee had greatly helped.

"Nowadays a police officer is the one who goes to the citizen to serve him/her compared to the past when the member of public was the one who sought the police service," Mr Bungei added.

Others who attended the event were Starehe sub-county commissioner John Kisang, heads of divisions, chiefs, their assistants, various organisations, and women and youth groups.