Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Jackson Okata's badges.

KFS sets aside KES 13B for nationwide forest rehabilitation

12 February 2015, 21:27 Jackson Okata

Nairobi - The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has allocated KES 13 billion to a nationwide forest rehabilitation exercise which aims at achieving a 10% national forest cover by year 2030.

Speaking Wednesday at a workshop in Nakuru, KFS chairman, Peter Kirigua said that that the money will be used in setting up tree nurseries which will produce close to 650 million trees countrywide.

“Our main aim is to work towards attaining the 10% national forest cover as part of vision 2030 and with cooperation from County governments, environmentalists and Kenyans at large we will have planted more than 650 million trees by 2030. There will be no other way of protecting our forest cover if we don’t plant trees daily,” said Kirigua.

Read Also: Government lifts ban on timber harvesting

He called on research agencies, universities, government parastatals and agencies, schools and the private sector to be part of the campaign to make Kenya a forested land for the good of future generations.

“KFS alone cannot achieve this target and we are calling on the private sector and anybody who cares for the future of this country to join us in this journey,” he said.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Mudavadi given permission to join...

Musalia Mudavadi has been ghranted permission by his party to join the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...