By COUNTY DIARY.
On Wednesday 13th, January 2021–About 2,500 trees were planted at the Saint Angela’s Girls Secondary School and the Kitui High School in Kitui Central District of Kitui County.
The exercise was conducted by the Rotary Club International Kitui and Bamburi Chapters members.
Led by the Kitui Rotary Club President Susan Muthoka, they started with the Saint Angela’s Girls Secondary School where they planted about 900 trees.
And at the Kitui High School they planted about 1,500 trees. Speaking to her fellow Rotary Club members, Muthoka said that they (the club) do undertake many development issues including the environment protection and supporting the maternal healthcare, education, water, peace and agriculture matters among others.
Muthoka is a teacher by profession. She teaches biology and agriculture at the Saint Angela’s Girls Secondary School. The Rotary Club International official announced that currently the Kitui Rotary Club has a total of about 30 members.
And she encouraged the local people to largely conserve the environment there for their own good and for the good of the county.
She disclosed that they the Rotary Club International have planted some trees at the Saint Charles Lwanga Secondary School, the Saint Angela’s Girls School and the Kitui High School in 2020. The three learning institutions are in Kitui Central District.
Muthoka also announced that they the club are planning to establish a hand-washing station at the Saint Angela’s Girls Secondary School at a cost of 600,000 shillings towards curbing the COVID-19 problem.
The event was also addressed up by the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) Kitui High School Patron Alex Kitua. Kitua is a sciences teacher at the Kitui High School. The Rotary Club International is the world’s first service club.
It was founded on February 25, 1905 by lawyer Paul Harris and three friends in Chicago in the United States.
The club’s headquarters are in Evanston, Illinois in the United States. Over time, the club’s reach and vision gradually extended to human service.