Water Storage For Irrigation- Large Dams

Under the Authority’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023), Sustainable Irrigation Water Harvesting and Storage by construction of pans and dams was one of the activities targeted to be implemented. In line with this, the Authority identified and prioritized construction of the following dams targeting to put an aditional 134,500 acres under irrigation.

No Project name County Area to put under acreage Implementation progress
1. Thiba Dam Kirinyaga County 35,000 acres – Overall progress of the project works for ICB package I is at 47.53% complete while that of ICB package II is at 43.75% complete

– River diversion works completed

– Spillway 85% completed

– Construction of sand dam completed

– Grouting for the dam wall foundation completed

– Building of the dam wall set to begin

2. Thuci Dam Embu County 17,000 acres – Awaiting cabinet approval and clearance by the Attorney General and the National Treasury
3. Rwabura and Thiririka Kiambu 5,000 acres – Awaiting cabinet approval and clearance by the Attorney General and the National Treasury
6. Kyakivai and Kaiti/Ngomano dams Makueni 10,000 acres – Awaiting cabinet approval and clearance by the Attorney General and the National Treasury
7. Gogo Dam Migori County 67,500 acres – Awaiting cabinet approval and clearance by the Attorney General and the National Treasury