At Oraro & Company Advocates, we’ve always been about going the extra mile and this year, we launched our flagship environmental sustainability initiative dubbed ‘Oraro & Co. for the Ozone Run’ in response to the rising threat of climate change.
To play a part in safeguarding our future, we had the pleasure of partnering with Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary for this year’s edition of #OCOfortheozone run to promote the sustainable development of Ngong Road Forest for climate amelioration. Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary plays a crucial role in supporting reforestation and afforestation initiatives in Nairobi’s Ngong Road Forest. The sanctuary is also home to thousands of beautiful trees, birdlife, and wildlife.
To mark the World Ozone Day, we started the #OCOfortheOzone run as the sun got up, with the 21km runners who were very keen to get going and stand a chance at winning the prize money. They followed a route that went through the larger part of the forest that the Karura Forest marshals/rangers, as well as some of our volunteers, helped mark the trails and guided the runners along the way. The 10km and 5km runners and walkers left a little later, a few with dogs in tow and some even more ambitious parents with children in tow (who went ahead to claim prizes for coming in first, second, and third in their respective races).
As the runners started coming back to the end of the run, they were welcomed by the Oraro team with water and a few of our partners who offered a wide range of soft drinks, coffee, milkshakes, goodies bags, and of course the prize money that was to be won for the race winners in their respective categories.
In the end, all proceeds go towards reforestation within the beautiful Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary. We are committed to addressing environmental issues and reducing our environmental impact and hope to be a great example of how country-based corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy can serve to secure and protect a country’s natural resources.
Please join us next year as we attempt to triple our contribution!!!
About Oraro & Company Advocates
Oraro & Company Advocates is a full-service, market-leading African law firm established in 1977 with a strong focus on dispute resolution and corporate & commercial law. With a dedicated team of 10 partners, 16 associates and 40 support staff, the firm and its lawyers have been consistently ranked by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 as a top-tier firm in Kenya in areas such as Dispute Resolution, Employment & Labour, Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Real Estate and Project Development.
Oraro & Company Advocates prides itself in its deeply rooted client relationships by providing quality legal services through its partner-led approach, drawing from local knowledge and global perspectives.
Additionally, Oraro & Company Advocates is a full Affiliate Member of AB & David Africa, a Pan-African business law network committed to ensuring that businesses and projects succeed in Africa by helping clients minimize the risks associated with doing business on the continent. This enables us to offer cross-jurisdictional legal advice in a seamless manner while maintaining the highest professional standards.