When the EABL sponsored Tusker Project Fame Season Four finalist came to Karura Forest last year for a tree planting exercise courtesy of EABL they were warmly welcomed and urged to come back again to plant more trees. They did exactly that and came back again this year on Thursday 29th September 2011 for more tree planting activities this time with the Tusker All Stars winners Alpha of Rwanda, Msechu of Tanzania and Davis of Uganda.
They were also accompanied by international stars Jamaican dance hall maestro Orville Richard Burrell commonly known as Shaggy, Angolan musician Cabo Snoop and American rapper Eve Jihan Jeffers commonly known as Eve.
The group was led by Caroline Ndung’u, the Marketing Director-EABL, the Head of Sustainability and Alcohol in Society Jean Kiarie Ngumo and other staff members from EABL.
After a brief introduction by the EABL Marketing Director –Kenya, the group then zealously embarked on the work at hand. A total of 200 trees were planted during the ceremony and after taking a moment of silence the superstars then planted one tree in honour of the late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai.
Speaking at the event, the Head of Extension Management Mr. Oscar Simanto who represented the KFS Director praised EABL for the good work that they were doing in forest conservation.
Ms Ndungu thanked KFS adding that her organisation will continue participating in forest conservation activities.
The Forester for Karura Mr. John Orwa demonstrates proper tree planting before the Tusker All Stars and International pop stars led by 'Shaggy' (in red) planted trees in Karura
International reggae star Shaggy plants a tree in Karura
The 'stars' observe a moment of silence before planting a special tree in honour of the late Nobel Laureate Wangare Maathai in Karura Forest
Story by Lydia Ogada, pictures by Emmah Nerima