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The Karura Forest Story. Kenya. Alice Macaire – Patron Friends of Karura Forest CFA, Trustee KFEET John Chege – Huruma Community, Joyce Nthuku - Kenya Forest Service. Kenya. Nairobi Today. Karura. Karura Forest 2008.

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The Karura Forest Story


Alice Macaire – Patron Friends of Karura Forest CFA, Trustee KFEET

John Chege – Huruma Community, Joyce Nthuku - Kenya Forest Service



Nairobi today

Nairobi Today



Karura forest 2008

KaruraForest 2008

  • A place associated with land grabbing, attacks and useful only for dumping dead bodies

  • (Clip of Charity)




A Visit to the Forest


Allies coalitions and influence

Allies, Coalitions and Influence

Key moments

Key Moments

  • Clip (meeting in Huruma)

What was achieved in the forest

What Was Achievedin the forest

What was achieved for those living around the forest

What Was Achieved For those living around the forest

  • In Huruma Village/Slum:

  • A playing field and community meeting area, bee hives and a honey plant, fish ponds, water treatment plants, help with the school, jobs, the ability to collect firewood safely without fear of attack.

  • The fence provides security for them too and there has not been a single car jacking or police roundup since the initiative was put in place.

  • A voice and respect in the community

  • Other Residential Areas

  • An extraordinary and life changing amenity

  • Security

School bags to all the karura school kids

School bags to all the Karura school kids

The future

The Future



This is us

This is us

Scouts with their children

Scouts with their children

Huruma kids and miss world

Huruma kids and Miss World

Kfs choir

KFS choir

How can you help

How can you help?

  • Please tell us!

Wangari maathai nobel peace prize winner patron karura forest 1940 2011

WangariMaathai Nobel Peace Prize WinnerPatron Karura Forest – 1940 2011

  • Clip -

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