The national forester has today made sweeping changes in its top management, sending some officers on compulsory leave as others step aside for investigations.
This comes amidst a storm in Kenya Forest Service, with some officers being accused of abetting illegal logging.
Kenya Forest Service Board chairperson Peter Kinyua, in a statement, on Tuesday said he had appointed Monica Kalenda as chief forest conservator, taking over from Mr Emilio Mugo, who has been asked to step aside for investigations.
“Following the discussion that has been going on in the country and the observation that my board has made during the past one and half years we have been in the office, the …changes are necessary for the sector to run smoothly,” Mr Kinyua said.
Ms Laura Yego will take over as acting corporation secretary after her predecessor, Ms Esther Keige, was sent on compulsory leave.