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Special Use License: (Applies to power plants and sub stations situated inside KFS land)

This license grants the investor right to access and use the Kenya Forest Service land where Power Plants and Sub Stations are located


  • Purpose: To grant access and use rights of KFS lands
  • Application Fee: None
  • Clearance Fee: Dependent on the Forest Service General Order which is updated per financial year and the fee is on a cubic meter of wood and it varies per tree species. Land rates also apply for the area that the power plant or substation will cover
  • Maximum Processing Time: 30 days
  • Validity: indefinite subject to land rates payment
  • Clearance Type: Special use
  • Legal Basis: Forest Act 2005
  • Annual Renewal: Land rates are payable annually directly to KFS. Compensation is a once off payment

Investor Inputs

  • Application letter either through the headquarters or zonal office
  • Map of the area and the project design

Issuing agency