The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Karura Forest Raises Sh3 Million

THE Kenya Forest Service has fully rehabilitated Karura Forest in Kiambu county for local and international nature lovers. KFS director David Mbugua said the service has been rehabilitating the forest, which had been grabbed by developers in the 1990s, by creating scenic natural sites and planting indigenous trees.

He said about 10,000 tourists visit the forest and KFS collects Sh3 million per month. Mbugua was speaking when he led police service commanders in planting trees in the forest as part of the ongoing Kenya@50 celebrations on Friday. He said KFS is determined to ensure the country's forest cover hits the 10 per cent mark from the current 6.9 per cent in the next 10 years.

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