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About KFS

The Kenya Forest Service is a state corporation that was established under the Forest Act, 2005 (henceforth referred to as the Act). Commencing its operations in February 2007, the Service’s expressed mandate is:

 

To enhance development, conservation and management of Kenya’s forest resources base in all public forests, and assist County Governments to develop and manage forest resources on community and 

 

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News & Events

 

21st Pass out Parade takes place

 

By Michael Muratha

 

Forests are a critical resource to our lives since they provide many goods and services that we enjoy on a daily basis. It is therefore important that they are well protected and conserved even for future generations to come. In line with the Service recently recruited 83 Forester trainees who passed out in a colorful ceremony held at the Kenya Forestry College

 

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Western Regime Tree Planting Season launched 

 

By Michael Muratha

 

The launch of tree planting season for the long rains is marked every year as a demonstration of Service`s commitment to greening of the country as well as to support the growth of the forestry sector. Additionally tree growing has continued to contribute to national economic and social growth as well as promoting environmental sustainability

 

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SRC rolls out Job Evaluation Exercise for the KFS Staff

 

By Charles Ngunjiri 

 

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is undertaking a Job Evaluation exercise in a bid to harmonize pay for all public servants in Kenya. The exercise that seeks to determine the true value of public service jobs is now in its completion stages at the Kenya Forest Service. 

 

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Partnering with the Timber Manufacturers Association

 

By Lydia Ogada

 

The Timber Manufacturers Association was formed in 1981 by the then saw millers. Currently 26 counties are active members. Benson Gitau was elected 5 years ago as the Chairman and has been serving diligently .Benson through the TMA has initiated a project by partnering with Kenya Forest Service. 

 

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Eastern African nations launch Steering Committee for Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products

 

By Michael Muratha 

 

Representatives from across Eastern Africa recently converged in Nairobi to discuss implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products and formally launch its Steering Committee. The Zanzibar Declaration was signed in September 2015 during the XIV World Forestry Congress in South Africa and has been heralded as a huge step forward in regional efforts to address the rampant illegal timber trade in East Africa.

 

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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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