Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party is planning to host a tree-planting ceremony on the Kenyattas Northlands Farm on Saturday.
Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni said many Kenyans, especially from the Mt Kenya region, have been requesting Uhuru through the party to allow them to restore the trees that were cut down by invaders on March 28.
Goons allegedly sponsored by the government raided the farm, felled trees and ferried them away together with livestock.
Kioni said they could not ignore the gesture extended to the former First Family, insisting that Uhuru remains a darling of the people of Mt Kenya.
“We have very many people from the Mt Kenya community who have been asking whether they can have an opportunity to go and not just for the issue of planting trees because Uhuru is not relying on the one or two seedlings we are going to plant, but it is the act of demonstrating to Kenya and the whole world that those who did that were just goons hired by the people in government,” he said.
The former Ndaragwa MP asserted that the invasion set a bad precedent and the failure by the police to respond immediately left no doubts that the invaders were on the payroll of top government officials.
Kioni added that Kenyans on goodwill have also pledged to donate sheep to the Kenyatta Family, not to replace the ones stolen, but to shame the thieves.
It is estimated that the goons made away with 1,400 dorpers worth Ksh70,000,000. Some were sold by the roadside for as low as Ksh1,000 against the market value of Ksh45,000 per sheep.