About KFS

Kenya Forest Service is a corporate body established under the Forest Conservation and Management Act no 34 of 2016 (henceforth referred to as the Act).  The Act which was operationalized on 31st March 2017, gave the Service's mandate as "to provide for the development and sustainable management, including conservation and rational utilization of all forest resources for the socioeconomic development of the country and for connected purposes"



News & Events

Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary meets Senior KFS Staff


Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Mr. Keriako Tobiko meets Senior KFS Staff at the KFS Headquarters, Karura, Nairobi.


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2018 International Day of Biodiversity takes place at the KFS Grounds

Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry, Mr. Charles Sunkuli presided over The International Day for Biodiversity 2018 celebrations held at the Kenya Forest Service Headquarters, Karura.


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President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the National Tree Planting Season


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H.E the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta to Preside over the National Tree Planting Day


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Environment and Forestry PS meets KFS Senior Staff


Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Mr. Charles Sunkuli in a meeting with Senior Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Staff at the KFS Headquarters in Karura


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His Excellency the Deputy President Leads Tree Planting Exercise at Sosian River

His Excellency the Deputy President Hon. William Ruto led various Governors and Government Officials in planting trees at Sosian river, Uasin Gishu County in support of the climate action movement.


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Uasin Gishu Governor leads Planting of over 50,000 trees in the County

His Excellency The Governor, Uasin Gishu County Hon Jackson Mandago led Government Officials and members of the public in planting over 50,000 trees in the County as a build activity for the 2018 Eldoret City Marathon.


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800M Commonwealth Gold Medalist Plants Trees at Karura Training Base


2018, 800M Commonwealth Gold Medalist Wycliffe Kinyamal, first order of business upon return to Kenya was tree planting at Karura Forest where the Champion trains.


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Improving Dryland Forestry in Kenya


Israeli Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Noah Gal Gendler (center) in a meeting with KFS Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests Ms. Monica Kalenda (3rd right) on technologies to advance, dryland forestry in partnership with communities.


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Kenya to Partner with Israel on Dryland Forestry


A delegation from the Karen Kayemeth Leisrael, Jewish National Fund, (KKL-JNF) have met with the Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests Monica Kalenda and other Senior KFS officials to discuss the progress of a signed MOU on Capacity Development in Dryland Forestry.


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Strategic Objectives

  1. Increase net forest cover
  2. Strengthen financial base
  3. Enhance conseravtion, sustainable management and utilisation of forests by improving livelihoods in rural areas
  4. Effectively manage information within interactive intergrated information systems in support of business processes and improved service delivery
  5. Strenghten institutional capacity to deliver on it’s mandate

Vision and Mission Statement

To be an internationally recognized organisation for excellence in knowledge-based sustainable forest resources management and conservation.


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