Public priority projects

Project Detail

Project Background

These are projects funded through ministry of water and irrigation, spearheaded by the members of national assembly targeting areas of water needs at a total cost of Kshs 267,000,000.

RVWSB currently is implementing the following projects in Baringo at a total cost of Ksh155, 000,000.

S/No Project Name  Start date Expected date of completion % completion Expected output benefits and impacts Remarks/Milestones (Last week) Remarks/Milestones Current)
1 Kiplombe Kaplesir Water Project Sept.17 Jun.18 25 Construction of intake and pipeline to benefit 6000 people and livestock Contract stopped by Forester at 25% waiting for grant of way leave Intake works completed stalled waiting for grant of way leave from Forest dept for Gravity main to start.
2 Mumberes Water Project Sep-18 Jan.18 100 Drilling, equipping and repair of rising main Project completed completed and operational
3 Kaptumo Sogon Water Project Feb-18 Jun-18 power supply pump house and pump sets, Rising main contract awarded Construction ongoing at 75%
4 Kaboro Water Project May-17 Dec-17 90 Construction of the Intake Works, Gravity Main, Storage tanks 2No. 100m3,1No.50m3 & distribution construction ongoing at 95% to completion construction ongoing at 90%
5 Tulwopsoo-Lontrin Jan-18 Jun-18 Construction of spring, gravity main, storage tank and distribution main Contractor on site Construction ongoing at 90%
6 Kitibei Primary School 17-May Dec-17 30 Drilling, Equipping and civil works for  borehole to benefit 700 people and livestock Borehole drilled and test pumped. Design of pumping equipment and civil  works  completed Procurement of contractor for equipping and civil works ongoing- 20%
7 Kimoi 17-May Dec-17 30 construction of 50m3  ,100m3 storage tanks and distribution mains completed completed and operational
8 Luita water project intake works, pipelines  and storage tanks to supply 12000 people and their livestock contractor at site 225m3 Masonry storage tank ongoing Ongoing – 20%.

Challenges

  • Climate challenges and rugged terrain affected project implementation
  • Land acquisition for the water projects and way leaves has been a challenge due to land inadequacy
  1. DROUGHT MITIGATION FY2016/17

Project background

An assessment carried out by the National Drought Management Authority in 2016/17 identified the four counties of Turkana, West-Pokot, Baringo and Narok as the most affected. This implies that about 3.5million people were at risk or are affected by the drought. The majority of the population in these four counties depend on livestock for their livelihood, and this made the drought even more severe than it looked.

The Board has been implementing an earlier conceptualized drought mitigation programme in the same four counties of Turkana, West-Pokot, Baringo and Narok. Under this programme, the Board has distributed 10No.water bowsers for use by the Counties, drilled 28No.boreholes in the four counties and distributed 200No.water tanks of capacity 10,000 litres.

In this programme equipping with pumps and civil works implementation to communal water points for the successful boreholes contracts are ongoing in the following boreholes

  • in Turkana,
  • 6No in Baringo,
  • in West Pokot
  • in Narok

Following the assessment carried out by the NDMA, the Board in consultation with other stakeholders and the County Governments in the four counties identified key activities that could be carried out in the immediate in order to address the drought. The activities identified include –

  • Supply of storage tanks – plastic tanks as well as collapsible tanks. Sizes identified include plastic tanks of 10,000litres and collapsible tanks of 5,000 litres and those of 10,000 litres.
  • Repair of water bowers that the Board had purchased under a previous drought response programme and distributed to the counties. Over time, the bowers have fallen into despair and not serving at the optimum level mainly due to poor operation maintenance.
  • Repair of broken down boreholes and community projects spread across all the four counties. Many of the projects serving the rural communities are still under the management of the committees established by the communities and are now under the direct supervision of the county governments following the policies related to devolution.

A budget of over Kshs.100 million has been prepared in consultation with officials from the four counties of which Kshs.29,000,000 was disbursed in phase 1 and Kshs.132,630,321 in phase II

The interventions identified were:

  • Water trucking,
  • Repair,
  • Servicing of water supply schemes

The following has been achieved under Phase I and II as shown below

Drought mitigation phase I

Intervention is reporting period: Ongoing

Planned intervention Cost of intervention (Kshs) Quantified achievements Remarks 

 

Water trucking 6,710,140 160No. trips of 16,000lts delivered
  • 128,000 people
  • 2,560,000 Litres
Storage tanks 799,200 Supplied 9No.
  • 10000lts plastic tanks
  • Serving 2000 people
Repair and maintenance of boreholes 2,635,962 ·         5 No boreholes repaired·         Payment for electricity bill for Ndabibi borehole done.

·         Electricity connection for Maoi Boreholes done

·         7500 people and their livestock benefiting

Drought mitigation phase II

Intervention is reporting period: Ongoing

Planned intervention Cost of intervention (Kshs) Quantified achievements Remarks
Water trucking 6,710,140 160 No. trips of 16,000lts delivered
  • 128,000 people
  • 2,560,000 Litres
Storage tanks 799,200 Supplied 9No.
  • 10000lts plastic tanks
  • Serving 2000 people
Repair and maintenance 2,635,962 ·         5 No boreholes repaired·         Payment for electricity bill for Ndabibi borehole done.

·         Electricity connection for Maoi Boreholes done