May 23, 2024

Government declares Friday, May 10 a public holiday to honour flood victims through tree planting

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Government declares Friday, May 10 a public holiday to honour flood victims through tree planting

The government has announced Friday, May 10, as a National Tree Planting Day to honour flood victims

The government has announced Friday, May 10, as a National Tree Planting Day to honour flood victims.

Friday, May 10, has been gazetted as a public holiday to mark the National Tree Growing Day.

Speaking during a meeting in Kajiado on Wednesday, President Ruto said the day will also be set to remember Kenyans who have died from the nationwide floods.

“Friday, May 10, 2024, a day set to remember those that have been adversely affected by the ravages of climate change. Let us use the day to work towards improving our environment,” an insider at State House stated, attributing the announcement to the President.

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The Head of State further indicated that the day will be dedicated to planting trees or climate change mitigation.

In addition, in an update on Wednesday, May 8, Government spokesman Isaac Mwaur noted that CS Soipan Tuya would give more directions on the day. 

“We shall be having a National Tree Growing Day on Friday 10th May 2024. A gazette notice shall be issued to this effect. Hon Soipan Tuya, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Forestry & Climate Change shall hold a press conference today to give further directions,” the statement read in part. 

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