In December of the2022, President Ruto launched the initiative to plant at least 15 Billion trees across the country over a period of 10 years. In the past one year, the President has continued to urge all Kenyans to participate in the tree planting activity.

With his government making a commitment to expedite the issuance of title deeds to that legal land owners can make full use of their land, the President has been working tirelessly to ensure Kenyans plant trees, to help restore the forest cover of the country to help combat and reverse the impacts of climate change.

In line with the 15 Billion trees initiative, the CS for Ministry of Environment received about 450,000 tree seedlings from Standard Chartered Bank and the Nairobi Arboretum Community Forest Association (CFA) for the greening of Nairobi City County’s green spaces and infrastructure wayleaves.

The partnership has committed to donate 1 million seedlings going forward.

Hon. Tuya has stated that her Ministry welcomes any and all donations for seedlings from organizations and individual Kenyans. She has reiterated President Ruto’s words that the 15B trees goal is the collective responsibility of all Kenyans.

Hon Tuya said the Ministry is using the ‘whole-of-Government, whole-of-society’ approach, where every Kenyan has a role to play in the implementation of the 15 billion national tree growing initiative.

Donation of seedlings, time and efforts is the collective responsibility of all citizens of the country.