His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia and Her Excellency Deputy Governor Cecilia Mbuthia at Ragia Secondary School in Karangatha, Nyakio Ward, Kinangop Sub-County, where they led Akurino faithful in planting 2,200 trees to mark the Church’s centenary in Kenya.
A total of 1.5 million trees are expected to be planted by the Church’s adherents and several partners in Nyandarua alone.
Governor Kimemia welcomed the greening initiative, which will be replicated in 20 other counties.
He assured the Church of unending support for its activities within Nyandarua and beyond, including a bus and fuel for its June 20, 2021 national celebrations in Nairobi, in addition to a contribution towards a hospital and theological college being constructed on 10,000 acres of land donated by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mai-Mahiu.
The Governor further challenged County residents to continue adhering to Ministry of Health protocols against COVID-19.
Nyandarua has a cumulative case load of 401 infections, with seven patients currently in hospital isolation.
Another seven are in home-based isolation care.
No case has arisen from COVID-19 surveillance in Nyandarua’s institutions of learning.
Present was County Commissioner Mr. Benson Leparmorijo, alongside County Executive Committee Members Hon. Raphael Njui (Industrialization, Trade, Co-operatives and Urban Development), Hon. Milkah Wanjiru (Water, Environment, Tourism and Natural Resources) and Hon. Dominic Ngugi (Public Administration and Information Communication Technology).
In attendance was Chief of Staff Mr. Charles Wachira, Chief Officers Mr. Martin Kabubu (Water, Climate Change and Environment) and Ms. Mary Waithera (Tourism and Natural Resources), among other senior National and non-State partners.