KFS Chief Conservator Lemarkoko receives “The Elder of the Order of Burning Spear”

Nairobi, Kenya: The Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF), Alexander L Lemarkoko, has been awarded  ‘The Elder of the Order of Burning Spear (EBS)’ in Nairobi County. President William Ruto presented the award during the 60th Jamhuri Day ceremony held on Monday.

As per Reports, the Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) received the award in recognition of his 32 years of dedicated service to forest conservation and management. 

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Several delegations from the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) team and the Government of Kenya were also present at the Ceremony.

 Following the Ceremony, the Kenya Forest Service team congratulated their CCF and honoured his years of dedicated services and contributions to the team.

According to KFS, The Chief Conservator, Lemarkoko, has risen through the ranks from the position of an Assistant District Officer to that of the CCF. He has worked in different parts of the country and held various positions.

Various positions of CCF Alexander L Lemarkoko:

  •  District Forest Officer (DFO)
  •  assistant project manager
  •  head of the natural forest department
  •  Deputy Commandant
  •  Commandant to Senior Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests in Charge of Forest Protection
  •  Security and eventually the CCF. 

CCF Lemarkoko has also been credited with many accomplishments in his long and dynamic career. 

His Professional accomplishments include the establishment of a paramilitary wing at the Kenya Forestry College (KFC) to train forest law enforcement officers and commanding numerous operations to reclaim and protect forests. 

He also sits on several Boards and champions community empowerment and involvement in forest management. 

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Reportedly, during the 60th Jamhuri Day Celebrations, the award was also presented to the Agriculture and Chief Conservator of Forests for Strategy, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Charity Munyasia. 

She was awarded the title of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) for her exemplary service to forest conservation and management. 

As per the Kenya Forest Service, her many achievements include the restoration of Karura Forest into a globally acclaimed urban forest from being a criminal hideout and at the risk of being grabbed. 

She has over 30 years of experience in forest conservation and management, having risen through the ranks from a junior forest officer to her current position. 

The Kenya Forest Service family, led by the Chairman, Titus Korir, thanked President Ruto for the recognition and congratulated the CCF and Munyasia for their commendable achievements.