Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blog Transition

In a journey that  started with an innocuous single post on 2nd February, 2010 and after exactly one year and a handful of days we have seen 290 posts shared on this blog. 

On that first post of Kenya Forests Blog aptly titled "Off the blocks", the Administrator Mr. Raphael Mworia promised that the space he was creating would be a refreshing one in which stories and pictures on Kenyan forestry would be shared. He promised facts and figures, a peek into forestry reforms and a discourse on the sector. He further promised to share news and views on forestry resources, the estate, management,challenges and opportunities. In my humble view I believe he has shared with his readers all that he promised and more. 

After one year and over 16,500 visitors, Mr. Mworia has had to leave the organisation and I am privileged to have been entrusted with the humbling task of ensuring that the blog does not die and it retains it vibrancy and relevance. I must confess that I will need all the support I can get from you the blog readers, my colleagues and members of the Communications Team to continue this journey.

I promise to keep you posted on what is happening in the forestry sector nationally, globally and also internally in Kenya Forest Service. For a well balanced outcome, it will be necessary that all members of staff support this initiative by being contributors. Let me know what you are achieving in your various work stations. Those involved in cutting edge forestry innovations, let us share with the world what you are doing. It does not matter that you imagine your work is routine and therefore not worth to be known by others, but you will be surprised to know that what sounds routine or "kawaida" to you as Kenyans like saying could be breakthrough to another person or part of Kenya and the world. 

I look forward to sharing with you your work even as we wish the founder of this blog all the best wherever he goes. 

Happy reading

Leakey Sonkoyo
Kenya Forests Blog
Tel- 0723-430348


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