The County Government of Kakamega has kicked off the process of restoring the Kakamega Forest ecosystem, with one of the key measures in place being fencing the natural resource.
Already, Governor Fernandes Barasa is leading a team to erect a 117-kilometer perimeter fence around the 220 hectares of forest, a project that’s estimated to cost Sh500 million.
Soipan Tuya, the CS for Forestry, is overseeing the initiative supported by the national government of Japan United Development Programming and other partners who signed an agreement on the restoration of the ecosystem on Friday at Isecheno, where the project will begin by fencing 15 kilometers.
“This initiative is a continuum of the national government’s resolve to do good to nature for prosperity,” Tuya said.
Kakamega Forest is Kenya’s only remnant of the once vast Guinea-Congolian equatorial forest, home to a variety of birds, snakes, butterflies, and primates.
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