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The project was launched three years ago by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to protect the 30km long and 50m wide piece of land from further encroachment.
The Nairobi Greenline Trust will oversee the completion and subsequent management of the fence.
"The great clash of civilizations, in which development almost always wins over the environment, has left an undesirable mark on the environment and it is therefore important that we invest in all that is required to reverse these effects before it's too late," said Bob Collymore, M-PESA Foundation trustee and Safaricom chief executive officer (CEO).
The Nairobi Greenline has 300,000 indigenous trees and stretches from the Cheetah Gate in Athi River to the Carnivore restaurant.
The project needs KSh25 million (US$293,000) to complete the remaining part of the electric fence between now and April next year. It also needs around KSh5 million (US$59,000) per year to maintain the fence-line for the next three years.