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Conserved water towers: Our shared heritage

Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA) is a State Corporation mandated to coordinate and oversee the protection, rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of water towers in Kenya. The Agency falls under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and was established in 2012 through provisions of the Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 27, Legal Notice No. 27 of 20th April 2012.

Mara River at the Source in Eastern Mau Water Tower


Conserved water towers for sustainable development


To coordinate and oversee the protection, rehabilitation and conservation of water towers

Our Core Values

  • Leadership
  • Passion
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Sustainability

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President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid met stakeholders of Forest & Conservation at KFS HQ today. Present were CS Keriako Tobiko, PS Chris Kiptoo, Defense CS Monica Juma & ag CEO Prof Julius Tanui. A conservation collaboration framework has been signed between Kenya and Estonia.


Materials for Maasai Mau Fencing Project that include Fencer/Energizer, Ground Rods, Wire, Insulators, Corner Strainers, Gates and Braces being offloaded yesterday at Chebitet area in Narok South.

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Stakeholders gathered at the 1,060-acre Kibirong Wetland to mark the world bamboo day on Saturday 18th September 2021. This is the wetland where Kenya Water Towers Agency has planted 10,000 bamboo seedlings on 50-acre section. During the event, the Agency donated another 1,000 bamboo seedlings for planting in addition to another 2,000 bamboo seedlings to be planted this financial year. Kibirong Wetland is one of the sites earmarked to be rehabilitated by KWTA together with Kaptagat Forest in Elgeyo Marakwet County and Mua Hills in Machakos County.
Among the events happening that day were 10KM road race that attracted several upcoming athletes from the region and beyond. The athletes that took slots one to ten were awarded prizes in cash, tea leaves and bamboo seedlings to plant at their homes. The event was organized by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
The Chief Guest was the Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry Dr Chris Kiptoo. KWTA Ag Director General Prof Julius Tanui, KWTA Chairman Dr Julius Malombe, KWTA Board Director Mr Timothy Naeku, KEFRI CEO Dr Joshua Cheboiywo and NECC Secretary Dr John Chumo accompanied the PS.
Kibirong wetland is the home of Sitatunga animals and a variety of birds. To the community, it is a source of water for irrigation, research and education, recreation, tourism and papyrus production.

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Her Excellency, Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia held bilateral stakeholders meeting at KFS Headquarters, Karura Forest, Nairobi earlier today. She was joined by Cabinet Secretary, Environment & Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko, Defense Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma and acting CEO for Kenya Water Towers Agency Prof Julius Tanui. CEOs of other state agencies under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry were also present.

The President lauded the efforts put up in developing a new method of timber measurement using artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and measure log parameters and store data for retrieval and information.

A conservation collaboration framework has been signed between Kenya and Estonia. This will see the two countries manage their natural resources in a better manner by exchanging best practices.

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