We have made tremendous achievements in the development of water infrastructure across the country both at the time when we were still operating under the Water Act 2002 as NWCPC, and now as NWHSA under the new reforms in the water sector. Going back to NWCPC, the Corporation managed to complete the construction of the following projects:
(No. of people)
Ongoing Large Dam projects
93.7 Million m3
Naku’etum (Peace) Dam
20,000 people 200,000 livestock.
We have several other large dams under feasibility and design stage such as Isiolo, Upper Narok, Londiani, Nyahururu and Rumuruti and Igembe North Water supply project.
Small dams, water pans and boreholes
We have constructed over 1,100 small dams and pans across the country especially in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) which have a cumulative storage capacity of approximately 20, million mᶟ. Additionally, we have drilled and equipped approximately 2000 boreholes serving six million people in various parts of the country.
We have managed to construct flood control systems and other water infrastructure that have helped reduce the effects of floods. This year, people living along some sections of rivers Nyando and Awach-Tende were not displaced. Areas protected by dykes have managed to get bumper harvests from their crops and it is our joy and motivation to do more to ensure we cover more ground.
Currently, we are carrying out various flood control projects along major rivers prone to floods where we seek to Improve the drainage capability of various rivers and Impound the flow within the flood plain and river channels. These are: Kuja, Awach Tende/Maugo, Nyando, Nzoia- Budalang’I, Sabwani, Kapkakwa, Perkerra, Kawalase, Goda Merti, Sololo and Olopito El-Masharan Dam.