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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:30pm


U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec joined Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Hon. Najib Balala in launching a fleet of 26 new vehicles donated to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The vehicles will support KWS in combating wildlife trafficking and poaching. Four additional vehicles will be purchased in the future.

The vehicle handoff was part of the Kenya Wildlife Protection and Conservation Program, a three-year grant awarded to KWS by USAID. In addition to support for combating wildlife trafficking, the $5 million program supports KWS in conserving wildlife, natural ecosystems, and biodiversity inside and outside its protected area system.

From 2012 to 2016, Kenya experienced an 83% decline in rhino poaching and a 78% decline in elephant poaching.  Governments, donors, wildlife organizations, communities, and many dedicated men and women have come together to strengthen Kenya’s capacity to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking, and ensure that communities and wildlife mutually benefit from this important work.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:45am

Today, 2,500 young Kenyans graduated from a youth education-to-employment program, “Generation Kenya,” supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the McKinsey Social Initiative.  The program provides technical and professional skills training to address the youth unemployment challenge in Kenya.  Of those graduating today, 95 percent have received job offers in financial services, customer service and sales.  The graduation ceremonies were held concurrently in Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru and Nanyuki.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:00am

Today, dozens of Kenyan youth at the PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute demonstrated new vocational skills gained through the Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES). The program, a five year $21.9 million investment supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is celebrating its one-year anniversary.


Last updated: February 27, 2018

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