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Kenya Forestry Research Institute
A World Class Centre of Excellence in Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Research


The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) was established as a State Corporation in 1986 under the Science and Technology Act Chapter 250 of the Laws of Kenya to focus on forestry research. The Act was repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013. Kenya Forestry Research Institute is also mandated under the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016 to undertake forestry research.

Our Location

KEFRI headquarters is located in Muguga, 23 km north-west of Nairobi, off Nairobi - Nakuru highway. KEFRI has 5 regional research programmes with head offices in Gede, Kitui, Muguga, Londiani and Maseno. The Institute has one national centre located in Karura.

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  • 31st October, 2020

    1st Anniversary of The Reclamation of Maasai Mau Forest

    The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko led state agencies under his ministry in marking the 1st anniversary of the reclamation of the Maasai Mau forest on 31st October, 2020 at Senetwet Maasai Mau Forest (block 65), Narok County...

  • 26th September, 2020

    Nine Trees for the late Prof. Wangari Maathai Anniversary

    Stakeholders in Muguga forest conservation on 26th September 2020 celebrated the 9th Anniver-sary for the late Prof Wangari Maathai by planting indigenous trees at Gachuthi natural forest block....

  • 21st September, 2020

    KEFRI - Tiva Tree Nursery acquires Piped Water

    Kitui Water and Sanitary Company (KITWASCO) has supplied KEFRI Tiva tree nursery with piped-water from the main distribution lines at Kwa Vonza market....

  • 18th September, 2020

    11th World Bamboo Day Celebrations

    The Government of Kenya has classified bamboo as a cash crop and urged communities and individual farmers to take up bamboo growing as a commercial activity that will eventually improve their livelihoods and socio-economic status....

  • 18th September, 2020

    DERP Kitui Celebrates World Bamboo Day

    The DERP Regional Director Dr. Albert Luvanda speaking to the media in his office during this year’s 11th World Bamboo Day celebrations said that Bamboo is one of the flagship species for planting in Kitui and the entire eastern region....

  • 16th September, 2020

    Ozone Layer Day Celebrations

    KEFRI Senior Deputy Director for Research and Development Dr. Jane Njuguna led KEFRI delegates in observing the World Ozone Day-under the theme 'Ozone for Life', on 16th September 2020, at the newly rehabilitated Michuki Memorial Park....

  • 14th August, 2020

    KEFRI Choir performs at Michuki Memorial Park

    KEFRI Choir entertained guests during the official launch of Michuki Memorial Park on 14th August 2020. The event was officiated by H.E the President Uhuru Kenyatta....

  • 14th August, 2020

    Clean Up Kenya Campaign

    President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the launch of a national clean-up campaign dubbed ‘Clean Up Kenya Campaign’ aimed at restoration of forests as well as recreational facilities for beautification and regeneration of the environment. ...

  • 10th August, 2020

    KEFRI Aims to Improve on Webometrics Ranking

    The Global Cybermetrics Laboratory Research Group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research agency in Spain has ranked KEFRI at position 10,640 globally. ...

  • 26th June, 2020

    Africa Public Service Day

    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry led stakeholders and its state agencies in marking Africa Public Service Day with a tree planting exercise in Kaptagat forest,...

  • 25th June, 2020

    Embogut forest Public Baraza

    The PS for Environment and Forestry, Dr. Chris Kiptoo accompanied by EU Ambassador Simon Mordue, UNDP representative Khalid Badawi, CAS for Agriculture Linah Kilimo and Hon. Alex Tolgos Governor Elgeyo Markawet presided over a public baraza in Embogut forest...

  • 18th May, 2020

    KEFRI establish tree nursery for restoring Michuki Memorial Park

    KEFRI is establishing a tree nursery for sustenance of Michuki Memorial Park in Nairobi County. .....

  • 2nd February, 2020

    KEFRI and ICRAF Renew Partnership

    KEFRI will renew a long existing partnership with ICRAF aiming to develop commercial forestry and restoration of landscape in Kenya. .....

  • 2nd February, 2020

    World Wetlands Day

    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry led Kenya in marking World Wetlands Day on 2nd February at Enapuiyapui Swamp, Kiptunga Forest, Nakuru County. The global event was this year marked under the theme “Wetlands and Biodiversity”.....

  • 4th February, 2020

    Awareness and Sensitization on Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

    Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) conducted an awareness and sensitization on Counter terrorism and violence extremism to ensure staff are well prepared in case of any eventuality ....

  • 15th January, 2020

    Tree planting in memory of Dr. Luke Potter

    KEFRI in collaboration with Gatsby Charitable Foundation has planted trees at Sumitomo Nursery in KEFRI headquarter in memory of the late Dr. Luke Potter, Former ....

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