The University of Nairobi community planted about 7,000 tree seedlings during the Annual Tree Planting and Growing Day held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Upper Kabete Campus. On this day staff and students from all Faculties gathered at Upper Kabete campus to plant the trees.
The seedlings were donated by our major partners; Equity Group Foundation, County Government, National Government, Shamba Café, Loresho Community and Association of Green champions who joined the university community to plant and grow trees.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama welcomed all guests to the tree planting ceremony saying, “We have been planting trees annually for as long as I can remember. When we plant a tree, we show that we have hope; Hope for a better tomorrow,” remarked the Vice-Chancellor.
On his part, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs Prof. Julius Ogeng’o noted that planetary health is ONE health. ; a matter that brings all expertise together.
The University has held similar tree planting drives over the last few years in support of the government’s agenda to increase forest cover across the country.