Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom.
Born to a father who was a District Agricultural Officer in Taita-Taveta, an agricultural region located Northwest of Kenya’s coastal town within the Catholic Diocese of Mombasa, Bishop Lagho was introduced to issues about the environment and farming at a tender age.
“My father was passionate about farming and he introduced coffee farming in Taita hills in his position as agricultural officer. I remember the many times he brought me along to visit farmers and we slept in tents in forests. That’s how my love for nature and forests grew,” Bishop Lagho told ACI Africa on the sidelines of a tree planting session that took place in the Diocese on Tuesday, April 13.