About KFS

Mandate and Functions of the Kenya Forest Service

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 private lands for the equitable benefit of present and future generations.

In carrying out its mandate, the functions of KFS include among others:

In carrying out its mandate, the functions of KFS include among others:
From its mandate and functions, KFS is therefore both a service provider working with partners and stakeholders for the sustainable management and utilisation of forest resources, and an enforcement agency.
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