How Kabras Rugby marked National Tree Planting Day

Kenya Cup side Kabras Sugar Rugby marked the National Tree Planting Day by taking part in a tree planting exercise at Shinyalu Constituency, in Kakamega County.

The Exercise saw members of the playing unit and technical bench plant 200 seedlings each at Chirobani Primary and Ileho Primary School. The 2019 Enterprise Cup winners also planted 60 seedlings at St Vincent Chirobani Catholic Church and 45 at Itumbu PEFA Church.

The Club is keen to plant a total of 5000 seedlings in the next two weeks. The initiative dubbed ‘Plant a tree today for a sweeter tomorrow’ is supported by the Clubs’ sponsors Kabras Sugar and it is at encouraging farmers in the region to plant more trees.

Kabras players with the residents after the tree planting exercise. Photo Courtesy/ Kabras

Commenting on the session, coach Edwin Achayo said: “Environment conservation is one of our key pillar of responsibility as a company(Kabras Sugar).”

“This exercise is to educate the community through involving them in such events working in tandem with the company staff and the players,” Achayo told the Scrummage.

“Trees are key in the sustainability of practices such as cash crop farming which is an area the company just as the community benefits from.” He concluded.


Kabras players after the tree planting session. Photo Courtesy/Kabras

The National Tree Planting Day in Kenya is celebrated every 21st of April each year. This is the country’s localized version of Arbor Day- a special day celebrated by many countries all over the world which involved mass tree planting activities.

Before Kenya Cup season was suspended, Kabras were top of the Kenya Cup log with 15 points from their opening three matches, having picked massive wins against MMUST, Strathmore and Kenya Harlequins.

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