President William Ruto presided over the passing out parade for 2,664 Forest Ranger recruits at the National Youth Service (NYS) Gilgil College in Nakuru County. The passing out parade, a significant milestone for the newly trained forest rangers, showcased the government’s firm commitment to conserving Kenya’s precious natural resources and safeguard its diverse ecosystems and promote sustainable environmental practices.

President Ruto’s presence at the event underscored the government’s unwavering dedication to preserving the country’s invaluable forests. These forests play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance, providing clean air and water, and supporting biodiversity.

These 2,664 freshly trained forest rangers are now equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to monitor, protect, and manage Kenya’s critical forested areas. This passing out parade signifies Kenya’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and the imperative of training a skilled workforce to ensure the conservation and sustainable management of the nation’s forests.

As President Ruto led the parade, the nation witnessed a powerful affirmation of the importance of preserving our natural heritage. This event not only represents a significant moment for these new forest rangers but also symbolizes Kenya’s unwavering dedication to safeguarding the environment for future generations.

In attendance was Cabinet Secretary Hon. Soipan Tuya, Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation, Mr. Zachariah Njeru , Nakuru County Governor H.E. Susan Kihika and Member of Parliament Hon. Martha Wangari. Notable figures such as Principal Secretaries Mr. Gitonga Mugambi (Forestry) and Eng. Festus Ng’eno were present, alongside various other senior government officials.