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ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY PS, SUSAN MOCHACHE VISITS KFS HEADQUARTERS

By Michael Kitum

 

The Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mrs.Susan Mochache made her maiden visit to Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Headquarters on 3rd August, 2018 in her new capacity as the PS. She took over from the now PS in the State Department of Devolution, Mr. Charles Sunkuli, following the Presidential reorganization of appointees in State Departments.

During her tour, she was warmly welcomed by the Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF), Ms. Monica Kalenda where she first inspected a Quarter Parade mounted by the KFS Enforcement and Compliance Division and thereafter planted an Elgon Teak (Olea Welwitschii) tree at Karura Forest Grounds to commemorate the day.

All Divisions in the forest parastatal headquarters put up an exhibition to usher in the new PS during this familiarization trip where they showcased the various roles and activities they play towards conservation and management of forest resources in the country. For instance, the PS was given a walk-through demonstration by the Deputy CCF incharge of Farm and Dryland Forestry Programme (FDFP), Mr. Patrick Kariuki on the rapid response fire fighting vehicles stationed across the forest stations in Kenya work to put off wildfires that can occur in forests especially during dry seasons.

Mrs. Mochache then had a meeting with the Senior KFS Officials where she further got acquainted to the team she will be working with in her new docket. Previously, she was the PS in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and prior to that worked in the Communications Authority of Kenya as the Assistant Director Universal Service Obligation and Funding.

 

PS, Susan Mochache CBS Watering a tree she planted at KFS HQ, alongside is Ag. CCF Monica Kalenda and other KFS Officials.

PS, Susan Mochache CBS inspecting a Quarter Parade mounted by KFS ENCOM Division.

 PS, Susan Mochache posses for a group photo with KFS Senior Management Team.

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