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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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News & Events

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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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

Farmer Field Schools in Transzoia graduate

 

The Head of Conservancy for North Rift Forest Conservancy Area Mr. Solomon Mibey presents a certificate to one of the graduating farmers at Naisambu. Looking on is the Project Manager for GZDSP Mr. Jerome Mwanzia and the Forest Zonal Manager for Transzoia Mr. Simon Wahome

The just graduated farmer groups take a group photo together with the guests


The 22nd of June was not just an ordinary day for communities in Transzoia County as they witnessed a rare graduation.

Farmers from Baraton, Naisambu, and Nyasi Farmer Field Schools (FFS) graduated amid dancing and jubilations in a ceremony graced by fellow community members the local leadership and officers from the KFS headquarters. The farmers who have been attending the ‘school without walls’ for at least one and a half years had an impressive report to show for the years they were educated. among the most outstanding were horticulture, beekeeping and agro-forestry in their farms and a plantation of eucalyptus.



In attendance was the Head of Conservancy for North Rift who was also the chief guest Mr. Solomon Mibey, the project manager for Green Zones Development Support Project (GZDSP) Mr. Jerome Mwanzia whose project sponsored the groups and the Transzoia Forest Zonal Manager Mr. Simon K Wahome among other guests.


Mr. Mibey who was visibly impressed by the farmers’ performance urged them to practice what they had learnt on their farms and encouraged them to each establish a tree nursery to as to enhance tree planting in their areas as well as earn some income.


While addressing the same gathering, Mr. Mwanzia also congratulated the farmers and urged them to establish wood lots on their farms saying that this will ensure steady supply of domestic wood demands. He promised the farmers an exchange visit which would enable them learn what other farmers who had undergone similar training were doing.


The farmers thanked KFS for facilitating them and assisting the community in improving their livelihoods and eradicating poverty.

Article and pictures by Caroline Kahuria

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