A petition to rename Karura forest has received a boost after the ministry of environment and forestry endorsed the plans.
Environment cabinet secretary Keriako Tobiko led other government officials while appearing before the national assembly committee on environment and endorsed a petition that had seek to have the forest renamed after the late professor Wangari Maathai.
Kamukunji member of parliment Yusuf Hassan had tabled the petition before the legislative committee.In the petition,he stated that the move would honour the efforts of the late Wangari Mathai in conserving the forest.
The late Wangari Maathai opposed government's plans in 1998 to carry out a property development in the forest by staging a demonstration as she managed to halt the project through the green belt movement and engaged in a tree planting exercise in the forest.
The late Wangari Maathai efforts saw her won the nobel peace award that recognized her globally.The move now means that the famous karura forest will have a new name in a coiple of days to come.
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