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"



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In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Taskforce report, and in collaboration with the ICT Authority, Kenya Forest Service is finalizing e-registration of sawmillers. Those who wish to be considered for registration should submit their written request .......................

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Environment And Forestry Ps, Susan Mochache Visits KFS Headquarters


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 

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Chief Mbogori Girls Receives Six Laptops for Environmental Learning


Ag Chief Conservator of Forests Ms. Monica Kalenda presents six laptops to Chief Mbogori Girls Board Chairman Mr. Lawrence Gitonga for promotion of environmental learning in the school. Looking on is the Kenya Forest Service Board of Directors.


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KFS Board of Directors Inaugurated


Kenya Forest Service Board of Directors in a group photo with the Ag Chief Conservator of Forests Monica Kalenda during their inauguration ceremony at the KFS Headquarters, Karura.


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Eburu Ecosystem Project Launched including the Forest Management Plan


Cabinet Secretary Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko  commissioned the Eburu Ecosystem Project in a colourful ceremony in Eburu Forest, Mau Complex.


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An Inter-agency operation  launched in Maasai Mau County Forest


An Interagency operation has been launched in Maasai Mau, an indigenous Forest covering 46,278 hectares under the Narok County Government watch. The Operation has been launched to flash out illegal loggers and forest enchroaches .


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Dakacha Woodlands Stakeholder Engagement Forum


Stakeholder Engagement forum held in Kilifi County to generate lasting solutions for forest conservation challenges facing Dakacha Woodlands. The forum was presided over by Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests, Ms. Monica Kalenda.


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New KFS Board Appointed


A new Kenya Forest Service Board of Management has been appointed to run for the next three years as is enshrined in the Forest Conservation and Management Act  No 34 of 2016.


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His Excellency the Deputy President Presides over the 2018 World Environment Day


H.E The Deputy President Hon. William Ruto presides over the 2018 World Environment Day Celebrations in Kwale County.


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KSH 182,868,855 raised during the 2018 Rhino Charge Event


KSH 182,868,855 raised during the 2018 Rhino Charge Event held at Elangata Enterit Enkutoto, Narok County. The Rhino Charge event is also marking 30 years of excellence in conservation.


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Environment and Forestry CAS Tours KFS Headquarters


Environment and Forestry Chief Administrative Secretary Mr. Mohammed Elmi toured the KFS Headquarters, Karura. He was received by the Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests Ms. Monica Kalenda among other KFS Senior Staff.


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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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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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