Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has railed at politicians politicizing environmental issues.

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Speaking in Meru on Tuesday during a tree planting event, the CS contended that the environment does not discriminate on the basis of tribe, or political affiliation.

To drive that point home, he made a witty remark, saying that the destructive impact of environmental degradation does not care whether one is in Jubilee, Kieleweke, Tanga Tanga or in between, leaving his audience in stitches 

"We should not politicise environment because environment does not know tribe, it does not know the political party, it does not care, " said the CS.

"Whether you are in Jubilee, whether you are in Tanga Tanga, Kieleweke or in between, environment does not care, " he added.

Tobiko called on Kenyans to take up the responsibility of planting trees so as to cushion themselves from the effects of environmental degradation.

He added that the adverse environmental effects had been brought about by disregard for the environment.

Kenya has been on the front line of environmental conservation, effecting a total ban on the use of plastic bags and logging.

The country has played host to an array of global forums convened to discuss issues pertaining to the environment and its conservation.