Kimwarer Multipurpose Dam Project


project details

  • Employer Keryo Valley Development Authority
  • Country Kenya
  • Sector water and irrigation works, dams
  • Area Elgeyo-Marakwet County
  • Contract value 123,100,000 € (Annual Report 2017)
  • Locality Iten
  • Status ongoing
  • Latitude 0.672615

  • Longitude 35.508039

project description

The project is located in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Soy Location. The Kimwarer Dam and Hydropower Project is located on the Kimwarer River.

Developing the multipurpose project will provide improved food security and improved livelihoods of the communities.

The project will contribute towards alleviating electricity supply deficit in the country, improve food security and will guarantee supply of water for industrial, domestic and irrigation. 

Specific objectives of project

 1. To produce 20 MW of electricity through development of two HEP along the Kimwarer River.

2. Expansion of area under irrigation by bringing additional 2000 ha of land undercrop farming to support the country’s food security.

3. The production and distribution of potable water for both domestic and livestock consumption.