Story By Lydia Ogada.
Carbon sequestration, this was the word that everyone was left talking about after the speech that the KFS Board Chairman, Prof. Richard Musangi delivered during the prizing giving event at the Nakuru golf Club. Prof Musangi explained to the golfers who were clearly fascinated with the word the importance of forests and trees in particular in absorbing the carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide from the air making the environment clean.
He also told the golfers not to be worried when they see logging taking place as KFS has opened up the harvesting of plantation forests of mature and over mature trees to be used for commercial purposes. He expressed his excitement at KFS sponsoring Misitu at Nakuru Golf Club and thanked the golfers for turning up in large numbers to support KFS’s efforts of increasing the country’s forest cover.
With the rains threatening to disrupt the day, handicap 26 Mr. Kimani Gachohi managed to hold off a field of 80 golfers to emerge an overall winner with an impressive score of 41 points. He attributed the good performance to lots of practice and having a good rest on the night before the game.
He was closely followed by Professional golfer Alfred Nandwa who posted a score of 41 points but lost on count back. Third place went to handicap 17 Dharma Sharma with 38 points, while fourth place Joseph Chege got 37 points. The lady winner’s price went to Esther Karuga who posted 38 points while the guest winner’s price went to former KFS staff, Peter Rutto completing the prize list.
The Captain of the day Mr. Dennis Kimambo thanked KFS for sponsoring the tournament at their club while the acting chairman Mr. Mbuthia informed the golfers that the Club had decided to clear the bushes around the course and plant 5000 more trees.
Clearly impressed that the message had reached home KFS said they will be bring back an even bigger and better event next year. The next tournament will be in Vet Lab Golf Club on 28th April, 2012.