Kenya Forestry College (KFC) is legally established under section 17 of the Forest Conservation and Management Act No 34 of 2016
The College is a technical institution which serves as a training arm of Kenya Forest Service a Parastatal within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. As tertiary institution, we train personnel required in the forest and closely related sub-sectors. The Statute establishes Board of Directors which formulates policies for administration and management of the College.
The college is formally registered as a legally established Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA). It is also registered as a member of Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service(KUCCPS)
KFC was established in 1956 as Forestry Training School in Londiani.
KFC has trained over 3000 graduates at the Certificate and Diploma levels from a number of countries including among others: Rwanda, Somalia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Comoro Islands, Grenada, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Swaziland, Angola, Sudan and Southern Sudan. It has also trained Non-Governmental and Private Organizations’ sponsored students.
The college also offers short courses in various aspects of forestry and related fields both at KFC and client’s preferred venue. It also has a paramilitary wing that trains Forest Rangers in Forestry Protection Duties.
So far the College has enrolled 2463 students at certificate level,1617 at diploma level, 3631 for paramilitary and 2036 for short skills development courses
The college is located within 4152 hectares Masaita Forest Block, which was committed to KFC as a practical training facility in 1976.