18 April 2017

Kenya: Murang'a Water Firm to Build Sh3 Billion Mega Dam

Murang'a Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) plans to build a Sh3 billion mega dam in a bid to meet the needs of area residents.

According to the initial design, it will be set up in Kangema where the county borders the Aberdares Forest and will have a capacity of 400,000 cubic metres.

Muwasco chief executive Daniel Ng'ang'a said the firm will partner with other investors to ease the financial burden related to the project.

"We are still at the feasibility stage as we source for funds from our partners.It is a mega project that requires a lot of planning," he said.

The company made the announcement during its Annual General Meeting on Friday.

The water will not only be used for domestic purposes, but will facilitate irrigation in the semi arid lower parts of the county.

These include Mukuyu, Kambiti and Maranjau.

Residents have complained over water scarcity due to the current drought.

"As a result of devolution, we are having very many people settling in the county. We want to invest in storage so we can cater for growing need," he noted.

Eng Ng'ang'a reassured that the dam will store rain water which will satisfy the rising population and will act as a convenient mitigation measure in case of a recurrence of a dry season.


Senator Ben Oluoch Okello Dies in Nairobi

Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello has died in Nairobi. Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.