The Kenya Prisons Service has invigorated her tree seedlings’ capacity to support president William Ruto’s 15 billion tree restoration program.
Kenya Prisons Service Commissioner Genera Brig (rtd) John Warioba, said they will support the tree program by making available 2.1 million tree seedlings in phase one to players supporting the tree restoration program.
“We have invigorated our tree seedlings’ capacity by realigning human and financial resources. We have the infrastructure to supply tree seedlings and support tree restoration programs across Kenya,” said Warioba.
Warioba said Kenya Prisons Service will work with partners and stakeholders in the tree restoration program by offering outsourced services.
“The Officers in Charge and farm managers of our penal institutions who are the subject matter experts have developed programs that have given inmates skills to engage in tree restoration programs. Inmates and honorably discharged offenders appreciate the impact and are ready to support the 15B trees restoration program.”
He added the Service welcomes partners and stakeholder engagement for the purposes of restoring and growing trees across Kenya.
“Partners and growing trees stakeholders can work with inmates or honorably discharged offenders under the
Kenya Prison Service supervision to meet their strategic objectives around,’’ said Warioba.
He added their tree seedlings have been developed to suit Kenya’s different ecological and environmental patterns.
The government is pushing a program to ensure forest cover is increased in the country.