Kagoech Foundation

Protecting Our Water Towers...

H.E Governor Alex Tolgos, hosted a delegation from the European Union (EU) led by Ambassador Stefano Dejak on a mission to protect water towers and their ecosystem. The programme targets Cherangany Hills and Mt. Elgon and is being implemented under the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources together with Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Water Tower Agency ( KWTA), the National Climate Change Secretariat and the Counties within the catchment of which Elgeyo Marakwet is part of. The programme is funded by EU and aims at improving the quality and quantity of ecosystem services in Kenya's water towers part of which has been degraded by human activities such as encroachment. The programme is to be officially launched tommorow in Eldoret at Hill School