Devolution of forest services will help Kenya attain 10 per cent cover, an official has said.

The country’s tree cover stands at 6.99 per cent, said Gideon Gathaara, conservation secretary in the department of environment and natural resources.

He made the announcement during a one-day workshop for county executives at Blue Post Hotel in Thika town on Saturday.

According to a survey in 2013, Nyeri leads nationally with 38.5 per cent forest cover followed by Kirinyaga with 20.6 per cent and Nyandarua 18.4.

Kiambu county comes fourth with 16.5 per cent, Murang’a 14.5 per cent and Nairobi 7.7 per cent.

The workshop was organised by Kenya Forest Service

It was attended by environment executives from Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri, Kirinyaga and Nairobi.

Gathaara, who was accompanied by acting KFS director Emilio Mugo, said county governments will be fully involved in the management of natural resources.

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