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Our Vision

Aspiring to Become a Leading, World Class Operational Forecasting Centre and Scientific Institution that Provides Optimum Contribution to Improved Quality of Life

Our Mission

To Facilitate Accessible Meteorological Information and Services and Infusion of Scientific Knowledge to Spur Socio-economic Growth and Development

FUNCTIONS OF THE KENYA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

  • Provision of meteorological and climatological services to agriculture, forestry, water resources management, civil aviation and the private sector including industry, commerce and public utilities for the better exploitation and utilization of natural resources for national development;
  • Provision of meteorological services to shipping in the western Indian Ocean including the issuing of cyclone warnings for the safety of merchant and other ships;
  • Provision of meteorological services to military aviation for the safety of the Kenya Air Force aircraft for national defence;
  • Organization and administration of surface and upper air meteorological observations within its area of responsibility and the publication of climatological data;
  • Maintenance of an efficient telecommunications system for rapid collection and dissemination of meteorological information required for national and international use in accordance with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures;
  • Co-ordination of research in meteorology and climatology including co-operation with other authorities in all aspects of applied meteorological research, and the maintenance of the National Meteorological Library;
  • Evolvement of suitable training programmes in all fields of meteorology and other related scientific subjects which are relevant to the development of Kenya and other countries that participate in the Department’s training activities.
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Kenya like many other Member countries of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has invested a lot of financial and human resources into the scientific research aimed at the understanding and forecasting of weather. Every day massive amounts of data are collected and stored at National Meteorological Centres the world over. However the general public for whose benefit the weather services are offered have, for a long time remained unaware of the services. This is specially true in developing countries. The services therefore remain under exploited and sometimes unappreciated. Thus the  11th congress of the WMO in 1991 adopted the concept of the Public Weather Services Programme (PWSP) to solve this problem. The programme was meant to enhance the visibility of the national weather services, the understanding of vital meteorological information and improve the interpretation of forecasts and warnings by the public. WMO also recognized the fact that the development and subsequent implementation of the PWSP at national level will be country oriented in accordance with the member’s unique socio-cultural and economic environment.

The Kenya Meteorological Department set up its National Public Weather Services, NPWS, section in mid 1995 in accordance with the recommendations made by the two expert meetings on PWS in Geneva, (March 1992 and April 1994). The main objectives being to enhance awareness of available meteorological services and their benefits to the public and policy makers and to ensure correct public understanding and interpretation of the meteorological information. This was based on the understanding that the more knowledge the public and policy makers have on weather, the more they will appreciate and be supportive of efforts aimed at improving the quality of weather forecast

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MINES AND GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Department was started on 1st January, 1933 through the Mining Ordinance of 1933, which replaced the code prevailing in the then Tanganyika Territory of 1931. The current Mining Act Chapter 306 commenced on 1st October 1940 and has been revised on two occasions 1972 and 1987.

The Department is headed by the Commissioner of Mines and Geology. It is divided into Mining and Geology Divisions.

MANDATE

  • Carry out geological Survey and Research
  • Maintenance of Geo-scientific database and information
  • Administration of legislation relating to mineral resources development
  • Mining and Mining Policy formulation
  • Advising the Government on Mineral Policy matters
  • Supervision of quarry and Mine safety
  • Security of commercial explosives.
COMMISSIONER OF MINES,
MINES AND GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
MADINI HOUSE, MACHAKOS ROAD,
P.O. BOX. 30009-00100
NAIROBI, KENYA
TEL. 254 20 558034 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
254 20 558034      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
FAX. 254 20 555796

E-MAIL:

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Ali D. Mohamed, CBS

The Ministry is headed by the Minister, Hon. John Michuki, EGH, MP. The Permanent Secretary, Ali D. Mohamed (CBS), is the Accounting/Authorizing Officer.

The Heads of Departments and Chief Executives, assist the Permanent Secretary in the day to day running of the Ministry.
The Departments and State Corporations under the Ministry are as follows:-
  • National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), headed by a Director General.
  • Administration and Planning, headed by a Director of Administration,
  • Mines and Geological Department, headed by a Commissioner of Mines,
  • Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing , headed by a Director,
  • Kenya Meteorological Department, headed by a Director.

COMPOSITION OF THE MINISTRY

The ministry comprises of various divisions at the headquarters and the following parastatals and departments:

•    National Environment Management Authority
•    Kenya Meteorological Department
•    Mines and Geology Department
•    Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS)

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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

Request for Public Comments, Views and Feedback on the Draft Meteorology Policy and Draft Meteorology Bill…Read More

THE KENYA METEOROLOGY BILL, 2019

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METEOROLOGY POLICY

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