Kaptagat: Where many hands come together to conserve forests

Kenya's Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry, Dr Chris Kiptoo, during the 5th Kaptagat Tree Planting on July 23, 2021.

Photo credit: UNDP

Elgeyo Marakwet County, which borders Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu to the West, Kerio Valley to the East and West Pokot to the North, has a forest cover 37 percent; second in the country. The gazetted forest covers approximately 93,000 hectares and the forest reserve is administered through ten forest stations, namely, Cherangani, Cheptongei, Kapyego, Chesoi, Elgeyo, Kessup, Sabor, Kaptagat, Penon and Kipkabus.


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