Napuu Water Supply

National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority

Hifadhi Maji, Boresha Maisha

Karima Kogi Water Pan Project, Murang'a County
Nyando Flood Control Works, Kisumu County
Koitoror Dam, Uasin Gishu County
Banita/Testai Pan Project, Nakuru County
Iria Dam work in progress, Kitui County
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Chemususu Dam

















The dam is located in Baringo County, Koibatek District and has a capacity of 15 million cubic meters or 15 billion litres. Chemususu Dam discharges 35,000 cubic metres or 35 million litres of water per day. It was designed to serve at least 50% of Baringo County population which includes towns and various institutions within the County.


Soin-Koru Dam


The Soin-Koru Dam Development project is proposed to be located on the Nyando River in the vicinity of Muhoroni in the Western part of Kenya. It shall be 60km from Kisumu City and 5km upstream of Muhoroni town. The Dam will be located in Kisumu and Kericho counties.


Siyoi - Muruny Dam

















The proposed Muruny Dam is located near Kapsait Primary School at Murkokoi Center which is approximately 43km from Kapenguria Town. The site location is covered on SK Map 75/4 Cherangany at GPS coordinates 36 N 0761064 and UTM 0129350, elevation 2690 masl at the riverbed. The project area lies within the Rift Valley Drainage Basin. River Muruny emanates from Cherangany Hills and flows in a North Eastern direction before finally draining into Lake Turkana.


Kiserian Dam









Kiserian dam is located along Kiserian River about 2kms from Kiserian Township and will supply water to Kiserian, Ongata Rongai and parts of Ngong’ townships. The present (2010) total population of the area is about 124,000 people with a water demand of 8,450m3   per day. The 18m high dam will store 1.22Mm3 of water and supply 15,700m3  per day of water to the townships which will meet the future (2020) water demand.


Maruba Dam

















In June 2010, NWCPC finalized rehabilitation of Maruba dam by raising the height of the embankment wall and spillway by 6 m. This increased the dam’s storage capacity from 0.60 Million m3 to 2.45 Million m3.  Increase in storage volume has ensured increase in water supply to Machakos Town and its environs from 2,050 m3/day to 8,700m3/day. 



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Chairman Okeyo inspects Napuu Water Project in Turkana

Mr. Erick Okeyo, MBS, MKIM recently undertook a comprehensive orientation tour of water projects being undertaken by the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority in Turkana County. During the tour, where he was accompanied by Management and Staff of the Authority, he met various stakeholders who appreciated the extent of the works by the organization.

 a) Courtesy Call to the County Commissioner

The Chairman paid a courtesy call to the Turkana County Commissioner Mr. Muthama Wambua and briefed him on the on-going projects. In the same meeting, the proposed Naku’etum Peace Dam earmarked for construction by the National Government through the Authority to eliminate movements to Uganda as well as protect residents living along water ways from floods was discussed.

Mr. Okeyo observed that though Peace Dam had a number of challenges, he wanted the process to re-start away from the investigations so that the project may go on to serve its intended purpose.

Turkana County Commissioner Mr. Muthama Wambua speaking to the press


b) Courtesy Call to the Deputy Governor

The Chairman took the opportunity to hold a meeting with Turkana County Deputy Governor Hon. Peter Ekai Lotethiro. He briefed the DG on the progress of projects being implemented by NWHSA including Napuu Water Supply, Naku’etum Peace Dam and Kawalase Flood Control Works.

Napuu Water Project is set to benefit over 25,000 residents of Kanamkemer Ward near Lodwar Town, Turkana Central Sub County. Speaking after meeting the area Deputy Governor at the County Government headquarters, the Chairman said only 30 percent of the project works is remaining and was set for completion in due course.

“We are here to engage the County Government together with the project engineers and we are all in agreement that at this impressive rate, we shall certainly achieve the target in due course,” he said.

The Deputy Governor said that the project’s implementation initially faced delays but the emerging challenges have since been resolved.

“We are happy the monitoring team is here to ensure the project which had stalled for some time will finally be completed and supply water to a number villages in Kanamkemer, Turkana University College and the Kanamkemer Sub-County Hospital,” said Lotethiro.

He said Turkana was endowed with massive underground water resources including four aquifers which the County Government intended to exploit to end the perennial water shortages in the region.

The Deputy Governor urged the government to equip the Water Harvesting and Storage Authority with state-of-the-art drilling equipment so as to support efforts to develop water resources in the County.

The meeting also discussed the proposed Naku’etum Peace Dam earmarked for construction by the National Government through the Authority to protect residents living along water ways from floods.

County Executive for Water Services Chris Aletia, Chief Officer for Water Moses Natome and Director in the same department Tito Ochieng’ accompanied the team for an inspection tour of the Napuu Water Project.

Chairman promised to engage with the parent Ministry to allocate more funds to the Authority in order to increase the area covered by flood control works thereby saving two villages that have had severe flooding effects.

Turkana County Deputy Governor Hon. Peter Ekai Lotethiro speak to the press