Judiciary in Kirinyaga plants trees at the Thiba dam compound
Staffers of the Kerugoya ELC carrying a banner within Kutus town where they later cleaned up to mark 10 years since the establishment of this court across the country
The Judicial fraternity in Kirinyaga County has celebrated ten years since the establishment of the Environment and Lands court in the area .
The celebrations started this morning with a tree planting session at the Kirinyaga University grounds .
The fraternity later in collaboration with the relevant state holders cleaned the nearby Kutus town in an effort to sensitize locals on the need for keeping and marinating a clean environment .
Justice Richard Mwongo of the Kerugoya High Court planting a tree at the Thiba dam grounds to mark 10 years since the establishment of the ELC in the country.
Led by Justice Richard Mwongo of the Kerugoya High Court and his area ELC counterpart John Mutungi the fraternity later this afternoon congregated at the Thiba dam grounds where tree seedlings were planted as the climax of the celebrations.
Mutungi said since he presided over the ELC jurisdiction it was therefore fitting and appropriate to be engaged in the tree planting exercise .
“Due to the prevailing global climate change which has brought huge losses to many people especially in the African continent Kenya included ,the only way out was to green as much land as possible ,”Mutungi observed .
He said a national conference to mark the existence of the ELC across the country save for 8 counties will be held at the Pwani University, Kilifi from Nov. 28 up to Dec. 2.
Added the Judged “ the Kilifi Conference will be attended by stake holders across the country while the climax will be an address by Chief Justice Martha Koome ,”.
Stake holders of the Kerugoya Environment and Land Court in a tree seedling planting session within Thiba dam grounds to mark ten years since the establishment of this court across the country,this afternoon.
Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Wachira Githanda graced the occasion assured the fraternity of the County Administration’s full support as they dispensed Justice to the locals with the urgency land matters deserved.