Wangari Maathai in action

Wangari Maathai, the internationally renowned Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel laureate in action, persuading the small holder farmers, house to house to plant more trees on the boundary of their farms. For every tree they cut for furniture and other requirements, they were educated to grow two to replace one. On top of that, Wangari set up Green Belt offices in different regions in Kenya manned by personnels who were trained in Nairobi on how to gather seeds and plant nurseries. She started her Green Belt Movement, helped by environmetalists in the likes of Mohinder Dhillon and has planted over 51 million trees in Kenya. Under the Moi regime, Wangari fought off greedy land grabbers of Karura forest and Uhuru Park, shedding blood and was subjected to humiliation with her clothes torn off.

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