By Cleophas Muthama
Kenya to hold a memorial tree planting to Mark Paris Terror attack.
Kenyans will tomorrow Friday 4th December gather at Mavoko Primary School, Athi River Township, Machakos County in a tree planting exercise to mark the Paris attack which happened on the 13th of November this year when terrorists shot 130 people in Paris resulting to the government of France declaring a state of emergency.
Beryll Foundation CEO Henry Kioko, Mavoko Primary School and Residents have invited H.E. the Ambassador of France to Kenya, Mr. Rémi Maréchaux, to the ceremony which will commence at 11am.200 new trees are set to be planted during the occasion.
The occasion is also set to be witnessed by other local leaders who have confirmed attendance. The site has already been prepared for the exercise.
Beryll Foundation earlier this year planted 147 memorial trees at Kwa Kavoo Primary School Machakos in April, following the attack on Garissa University College.
These tree planting activities fall under the bigger campaign Million Trees Million Dreams which targets to plant a million trees to battle climate change and increase the vegetation cover.
While Paris is currently hosting the COP21 Summit, hoping to reach a historical agreement to preserve the climate, the French Embassy is glad to associate itself to a friendly initiative, for the remembrance of Kenyan and French victims and the celebration of our solidarity and partnership in the struggle against terrorism.
This tree planting initiative is a much welcome to Kenya bearing in mind it has come in a period that the world is fighting terrorist networks in the world all over in an attempt to root them out.
Paris attack came was said to have been carried out by ISIL a terror network that is causing havoc in Syria, Iraq and the larger parts of Middle East region.