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CONTRACT SIGNING FOR SOIN-KORU DAM

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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CONTRACT SIGNING FOR SOIN-KORU DAM

       REALIZATION OF SOIN-KORU DAM GETS CLOSER WITH THE CONTRACT SIGNING

National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority (NWHSA) signed the contract for the construction of Soin-Koru Dam with China Jiangxi international Kenya Limited and China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation Company limited on 11th May, 2022.

The contract paves way for the start of construction of the multi-purpose dam project which will be a game changer in Kisumu and Kericho counties. Soin-Koru Dam is located about 5km upstream of Muhoroni Town and across Nyando River that forms the boundary between Kericho and Kisumu Counties. 

With a storage capacity of 93.7Million cubic metres, the dam will supply 72,000m3/day of water for domestic use, irrigation of 2,570 Hectares of land and generation of 2.5MW of hydropower.

Project Benefits

To supply potable water to meet water deficit in parts of Kisumu and Kericho counties.

Supply water for irrigation to ensure food security on lower areas of Awasi and Ahero hence, economic activities like irrigated farming will be more vibrant to improve livelihoods of residents on these areas.

Flow of water in Nyando River will be regulated throughout the year hence the project will end the perennial flooding caused by River Nyando.

The contract signing was done by representatives of all parties- NWHSA was represented by the Ag. CEO CS. Sharon Obonyo, while China Jiangxi international Kenya Limited and China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation Company limited were led by the Vice President Mr. Libiya at the National Water Plaza. Present to witness the signing was NWHSA’s Chairman Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Andrew Ikenye and Senior officials from all parties.

 

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