Rai Group’s Kabras RFC supports State's tree planting initiative
Kenya Cup champions Kabras Sugar RFC players and West Kenya
Sugar Company contracted farmers joined other Kenyans in tree planting exercise
in support of national government’s tree planting initiative.
The players planted at least 5,000 tree seedlings yesterday in Senyende within Kakamega Forest and in Kiminini at Chalicha.
The government has been keen on increasing forest cover in the country as one way of conserving the environment amidst global warming.
West Kenya Sugar Company Chairman Jaswant Rai said yesterday that there was need for only Kenya’s tropical rainforest; Kakamega forest to be protected against destruction.
“Tree planting should not stop after today (Monday) we have to carry on with the exercise. The tree we are planting now are meant to safeguard our future generation as a country,” said Rai.
“Rai sugar is cognisant of the fact that the sugar industry is prone to environmental disruption and because of this, 75 percent of its corporate social responsibility budget is committed to environmental protection,” he added.
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