26th January 2016, Kenya and U.S. signed a deal aimed at curbing poaching and illegal logging.
The agreement signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will help minimize cases of poaching and illegal logging in the country.
The two signed the Memorandum of Understanding on National Conservation and Management at State House, Nairobi, on Tuesday.
On his part, President Uhuru Kenyatta said poaching is one challenge faced in the country adding that through improving forensic and surveillance capacity as well as sharing technology, information and training rangers will greatly help in curbing this menace.
The agreement was reached after US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya in July 2015, when he attended the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
This agreement is one among several others reached during President Obama visit in Kenya.
Present during signing of the MoU included Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec and Kenya Wildlife Service.