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KWS RHINO UNIT RANGERS GET NEW HOUSES

Date Published:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 13:00

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru has unveiled a set of new houses to the rangers attached to the Rhino Unit at the Ngong station.

Eight (8) units of 2 bedroom each were distributed to eight rangers to improve their welfare.

The Rhino Unit benefited from the Ranger Housing Program in which KWS received Ksh.100million with a carry-over of additional Ksh. 32 million in FY 2017/18 for construction of ranger houses.

RESCUED ELEPHANT CALVES START JOURNEY BACK TO THE WILD

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 09:15

Three orphaned elephant calves have been successfully translocated to a holding facility in Sera Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu County, a first such re-wilding initiative for a community managed wildlife facility. The rescued calves are doing well in what experts term as ‘soft release’ even as close monitoring continues ahead of the final release to the ‘real wild’.  

HUDUMA NAMBA LAUNCH BY CS BALALA

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Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:45

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, today led staff from his ministry and tourism and wildlife stakeholders in registering for the Huduma Namba, at KWS headquarters, Nairobi.

Hon Balala allayed public fears on the system, saying the two-day registration was neither satanic nor did it require one’s blood group, blood status or DNA as claimed by critics.

KWS LAUNCHES CORRUPTION PREVENTION POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 15:30

Kenya Wildlife Service in conjunction with United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched Corruption Prevention Policy and Code of Conduct on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at KWS headquarters, Nairobi.

The two documents are aimed at modernizing and governing the working norms and techniques of KWS. UNODC working closely with Kenya Wildlife service developed the two crucial documents.

ITS ONE-DAY FREE PARK ENTRY AS KENYANS MARCH FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

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Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:30

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Hon Najib Balala Sunday (April 14, 2019) a free entry-day for Kenyan citizens to three Nairobi wildlife areas.

Hon Balala allowed Kenyans free access to Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Animal Orphanage and Nairobi Safari Walk as a token of appreciation for their support for wildlife conservation.  

NATIONAL CONSERVANCIES LEADERS CONFERENCE, 2019

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Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:45

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General, Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru says KWS has developed a Corporate Policy to train community rangers at its Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) in Manyani, as part of capacity building for the entire wildlife conservation fraternity in Kenya.

This, Brigadier Waweru says, will ensure the community rangers are well trained to cope with the challenges that they encounter in the course of their duties.

CUBA VICE PRESIDENT VISITS NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 14:45

The Vice President of the Cuban Council of State and of Ministers, H.E Ines Maria Chapman today, April 2, 2019 visited Nairobi National Park, to sample Kenya’s beautiful wildlife.

H.E Maria Chapman who is visiting Kenya, had an enjoyable two-hour game drive in the park, located within Nairobi city.

KWS HOSTS CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH COUNTY GOVERNMENTS’ OFFICIALS

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 14:45

Kenya’s flagship National Reserves were the main focus of discussion in a historic consultative meeting hosted by KWS at the Nairobi Safari Walk on March 25, 2019.

The main objective of this inaugural consultative meeting was to deliberate on how to resuscitate Kenya’s long-dormant National Reserves as well as find mutually acceptable methods of resolving some of the problems bedeviling the Counties which play host to National Reserves.

NEW KWS DIRECTOR GENERAL INTRODUCED TO STAFF

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 19:30

The new Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General Brig. (Rtd.) John Waweru has urged the staff to exercise professionalism, teamwork, and dedication in their work. Speaking when he was introduced to staff during the weekly Director’s Tea last week, the DG said the entire Service system would crumble if any of the cogs which make up KWS staff failed to pull their weight.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 2019

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 09:30

"Today is International Day of Forests. This year's theme is "Forests and Education". We should teach our children to love forests and care for them for posterity."

 

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