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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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News & Events

MICHUKI MEMORIAL CONSERVATION PARK 

FROM A DUMPING SITE TO A GREEN SPACE

By Leakey Sonkoyo and Benedetta Wasonga

 

 

The Michuki Memorial Conservation Park formerly known as Mazingira Park is located along the Nairobi River from the Globe Roundabout to Museum Bridge and covers an area of approximately 10.4 ha. Named after the late Environment Minister Hon. John Michuki, the park was established in 2008 through concerted efforts geared towards creating a public recreation area at a site previously used as dumpsite and a criminal hideout which came about as a result of the rehabilitation and restoration of the Nairobi River. READ MORE..................................

 

KFS RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

Benedetta Wasonga 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic reached Kenya in March 2020 with the initial cases reported in the capital city Nairobi and in the coastal area Mombasa County. The pandemic was declared a threat to the people of Kenya by the President His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in a Presidential address on the Coronavirus Pandemic thereby issuing health and economic guidelines to curb the spread of the disease. READ MORE..............................................

 

DIVERSIFICATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMMES AT KENYA FORESTRY COLLEGE

 

Kenya Forestry College (KFC) since its inceptions in 1957 has mainly been training forestry courses at both Certificate and Diploma levels. The Certificate course has been lasting 2 years while Diploma course 1 year after successful completion of the 2 years Certificate course. We have now introduced a direct entry into Diploma in Forestry course lasting 2 years and the entry Grade is KCSE C– (minus) while the Certificate in Forestry course will now take 1 year with an entry Grade of KCSE D (plain). READ MORE.................

 

ELIUD KIPCHOGE JOINS THE RACE FOR 2 BILLION TREES, ADOPTS PART OF KAPTAGAT FOREST.

 

Renowned athlete and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge is always running on a mission. His time is always devoted to setting new records, motivating people through public lectures and conserving the nature. He recently adopted 50 hectares of forest land in the Kaptagat Forest in bid to boost government conservation READ MORE......................................

 

Implementation of the National Tree Planting Campaign (NTPC) Project

By Noor M. Hussein

 

The National Tree Planting Campaign (NTPC) Project is a high priority Government-driven initiative conceived in the 2019/2020 financial year, to implement the Presidential directive and “National Strategy for achieving and maintaining over 10% Tree Cover by 2022.” The Project is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) READ MORE.....................

 

PRESIDENT LAUDS CREATION OF GREEN SPACES IN CITIES.

By Anne Kaari

Kenya Forest Service had the pleasure of hosting His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta at Nairobi Arboretum in marking the World Environment Day 2020 themed "Celebrate biodiversity." He was received by KFS Board Chairman Peter Kinyua and the Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau. READ MORE..........................................

 

THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

By Sylvester Okal

 

The World Environment Day is celebrated globally on 5th June every year. It is one of United Nations primary ways of raising global awareness of environmental issues and to help stimulate political attention, public action and personal commitment to environmental conservation.  READ MORE.............................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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