Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has said that since the reclamation and restoration of the Kirisia Forest, in Samburu County most rivers are now flowing and filled to capacity.
Speaking today at Michuki Park in Nairobi when he met leaders from the County, CS Tobiko applauded the community and the leaders for their commitment in protecting the forest saying forests play the integral part in sustainable development.
The CS called on the leaders to support tree growing and more especially bamboo which is known for rehabilitation of river banks.
He said the Ministry is keen on collaborating with Community Forest Association to implement projects being undertaken by the Ministry under the Global Environment Facility (GEF-5) in Capacity, Policy and Financial Incentives for Participatory Forest Management in Kirisia Forest and Integrated Rangelands Management in Samburu.
He said the projects will go along in increasing resilience of smallholder farmers and pastoralists to climate change risks mainly those related to drought.
County, Women Representative Maison Leshomo said since the reclaimation of the forest , flora and fauna have flourished breathing fresh life to the whole ecological system.
The meeting was attended by leaders including Members of Parliament Hon. Maison Leshomo (Samburu Woman Rep), Sambutu West MP Naisula Lesuuda, Hon Alois Lentoimaga (Samburu North), Former Principal Secretary Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, Samburu CEC for Health Vincent Lekupi, CEC Lands Benedict Lentumunai, representatives of Community Forest Associations , among other leaders.
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