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British army distributes 100,000 tree seedlings in LolDaiga, Laikipia

The British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) has distributed 100,000 seedlings for planting in LolDaiga area where a huge recent fire destroyed vegetation and killed wildlife.

The seed planting and distribution exercise was in conjunction with Equity Bank, Seedballs Kenya and Tropic Air – who helped in aerial distribution of the seeds.

Batuk said it has been involved in numerous environmental conservation efforts including tree planting, water harvesting solutions and water tank distribution across Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu.
It said that those community engagement projects will continue to be enhanced and expanded.

In a statement, Batuk said it had also delivered road safety education to 1,500 students and boda boda riders in Samburu and in conjunction with the Samburu county government.

“Busy week for BATUK! We have delivered Road Safety Education to 1500 students and BodaBoda Drivers in Samburu…We have enabled the distribution of 100,000 seedlings in LolDaiga and delivered water pipes to a local community near LolDaiga,’ said Batuk.

In March a big fire erupted in the LolDaiga training area that consumed thousands of vegetation and killed at least five elephants.

The fire took several days to put out and resulted in a big fallout between Batuk and environmentalists who said the fire had resulted into a big ecological disaster.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was ordered and it was not immediately clear whether the results are out.

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