Nakuetum (Peace) Dam

National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority

Hifadhi Maji, Boresha Maisha

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Koitoror Dam, Uasin Gishu County
Banita/Testai Pan Project, Nakuru 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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Nakuetum (Peace) Dam

Naku’Etum peace dam project is a presidential directive project which is a dividend for cross-border peace that is meant to emulate similar investment by the Government of Uganda in Kobebe dam which has benefited communities on both sides of the Kenya and Uganda border. The project is located in Turkana County, Loima Sub County, Lokiriama/Lorengipi Ward, in Naku’etum Village. It is intended to impound 750,000m3 of water to serve a population of 27,000 people and 242,000 livestock. Increasing access to water by the communities will reduce conflicts arising from the fight for water and foster peace between communities living in this area.

Some of the project components include:

  • Construction of a 2 km access road to the dam site.
  • Reservoir and dam
  • Core trench and spillway channel
  • 15m high embankment
  • Spillway
  • Intake tower, draw off and diversion culvert

The overall progress of works currently stands at over 40%. NWHSA’s Eng. David Gitau who is supervising the project says material filling and compaction is on-going for core filling at right hand side of the embankment axis. Secondly, the lab technician continues to monitor compaction for quality control, and concrete blinding for diversion culvert has been completed with   30m length of bed slab concreting. Additionally, preparation for the diversion culvert has been achieved to a total of 104m.

Last year, the Authority conducted public participation meetings as per the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act. According to the Senior Chemist Mr. Dennis Osoro, the environment team from the Authority conducted the Environmental, Social, impact Assessment (ESIA) study and submitted the report to NEMA.
Public consultations were carried out in the project area with the following aims:

  • To inform the local people and their leaders about the proposed construction of Naku’Etum peace dam and the objectives of the proposed project;
  • To gather the concerns and views of the local people on the proposed project;
  • To establish if the local people foresee any positive and/or negative impacts associated with the proposed dam, and suggest possible ways of mitigating negative impacts and enhancing positive impacts arising from it; and
  • To identify and document the diverse socio-cultural and economic set-ups in the project area that could be potentially impacted by the project activities.

Photo 1: Spreading of fill material.