Kenya will plant 50 million trees as it marks 50years of independence, a planning committee for the the celebrations has announced.
Sports, Culture and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, who chairs the committee said they will run an awareness campaign ahead of December 12.
Speaking at one of their inaugural meetings with journalist in Nairobi yesterday , Wario said the drive will focus on different programmes and run until June next year.
"All activities related to the Kenya at 50 celebrations will be national events designed to have a positive impact on the country today and the future," he said.Tree planting will be among the events of the programme. "We hope to have planted 50 million trees across the country by the end of the campaign," Wario said.