The Kenya Forest Service has rolled out rehabilitation of destroyed forests in a move to achieve the global requirements of at least 10% forest cover.
Bungoma being one of the counties with a rich water catchment is one of the counties that have been identified to have the correct forest cover to an extent of 14%.
However, notable forests in the county have been destroyed and KFS has rolled out a tree planting exercise to restore forest cover.
Cheptais Forest is one of the largest forests that has been put under this program.
KFS has planted close to three hundred thousand trees this week in order to restore it back to it's previous state.
Bungoma county ecosystem conservator Vitalis Osodo says they are working with the local community in the conservation process.
"We work with Community Forest Association, a team which has been recognized by Government in conservation at Mt Elgon," he said.
Osodo's statement has been reiterated by Cheptais DCC Samuel Towett who says the people of Cheptais have been properly sensitized and now know the importance of trees.
It should also be remembered that Bungoma has a total of 50889 ha under forest.
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