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Magwagwa Multipurpose Hydro Power Project

The dam is on Sondu River near Magwagwa Town. The project covers 4 counties namely: Bomet, Kericho, Nyamira, Homabay and Kisumu.

     The Project Objectives are;
•    River Flow Regulation and Flood Control
•    Silt Load Reduction
•    Hydropower Production
•    Water Supply for Irrigation, Domestic and Industrial Use

•    Fisheries Development

•    Tourism Promotion
•    Catchment Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainability

 

      The Expected Outputs are;

  • 95m high and 450m long dam with live storage capacity of 445 million m3
  • 120 MW of hydropower giving energy production of 570 GWh/yr.
  • 33km 132KV Transmission Line
  • 13,807 ha irrigated land in Kano/Nyakach plains (Phase 1: 3,063 ha)
  • Water supply infrastructure to people in surrounding towns
  • Buildings, Roads and other infrastructures

 Magwaggwa SiteMagwaggwa SiteEng. Godfrey Mwangi explains the Magwagwa Project to Board Members during an excursionEng. Godfrey Mwangi explains the Magwagwa Project to Board Members during an excursion