Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko visited Namanga Forest Station where he assessed the ongoing projects including the newly constructed forest rangers quarters, the on going water connection project and the construction of the modern tree nursery at the station.

The water connection project aims to aid in the enhancement of seedlings production at the station and is among other water projects that KFS has done in the county.

This will contribute immensely towards the attainment of 30% tree cover by 2050, as directed by the President earlier this year after the attainment of 10% tree cover.

The CS also visited Kilauni village, within Namanga Forest Station, Kajiado County where he met with the area CFA. He lauded the CFA for agreeing to the demarcation of the forest boundary and their protection of the forest which is the main source of water for the surrounding communities.

He thanked KFS for working with communities living around forest through CFAs to ensure protection and conservation of forests.

He urged KFS to continue supporting the communities through gainful income generating activities to uplift their livelihoods so as to motivate them to continue conserving forests.

The Chief Conservator of Forests was represented by KFS Commandant Alex Lemarkoko, who was also joined by other Senior KFS staff including the NTPC Project Manager Mr Noor Hussein, the Nairobi Conservancy Regional Forest Conservator Mr. Francis Kariuki and the Kajiado CFC Mr. George Oluga among others.

Also present were NEMA’s Board Chairperson Eric Mungai, NETFUND CEO Samson Toniok, KWTA Director General Prof Julius Tanui, KEFRI Deputy Director Dr. Jane Njuguna and the local area leadership.

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