Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas are set to benefit in agro-forestry resources once an In-Vitro multiplication laboratory for Mukau tree is set up at Kamburu area in Machakos County. The project is set to kick off following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between KenGen, KenGen Foundation, and Better Globe Forestry who are the executors of the facility.
The in-vitro laboratory will be set-up on KenGen’s 40 hectares of land near Kamburu power station which will be leased to Better Globe Forestry through the company’s corporate social responsibility wing, KenGen Foundation. The facility will enable scientific propagation of thousands of Mukau seedlings which will be distributed to farmers in ASAL areas for agro-foresty and forestry plantations.
Speaking during the signing the MoU on March 8, 2016, KenGen MD and CEO Eng. Albert Mugo said through the project, the company aims at contributing towards