The Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) was established in 1979 as a Regional Development Authority (RDA) under Cap 441of the Laws of Kenya. The Authority was established to address socio-economic development disparities in its area of jurisdiction and to bring its region’s per capita income to the level of the national average. By virtue of the Act (Cap 441) the Authority is a legal entity with perpetual succession and common seal which in its corporate name is capable of inter alia; a) suing and being sued; b) taking purchasing or otherwise acquiring, holding charging and disposing of property, movable or immovable; c) borrowing and lending money; d) entering into contracts; e) doing or performing all such other things or acts necessary for proper performance of its function under this act which may lawfully be done or performed by a body corporate.

KVDA Headquarters, Eldoret

KVDA was set up to plan and coordinate implementation of programmes and projects that transcend administrative boundaries. In addition, the Authority aims at rationalising equitable development across the entire Kerio Valley region.

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Some of the main considerations in setting up KVDA include the following: a) The Authority complements and supplements Government efforts towards a balanced regional development approach. b) The strategic position of the Authority in terms of formulation and implementation of regional programmes and projects gives KVDA an added advantage as the Authority has a well laid network in the region under its jurisdiction. c) The strategic focus on poverty eradication, formulation and implementation of regional based socio-economic development programmes and projects is an important entry point for KVDA. d) The general emphasis on catchment conservation and sustainable utilisation and management of natural resources including water, fisheries, forestry and soils towards poverty reduction is important in terms of the regional focus and its inherent advantages. The performance of Government Ministries and Parastatals has been on focus since early 1990s when the Civil Service Reform Programme (1993) was initiated. The objective of the Programme was to undertake reforms aimed at enhancing quality and efficiency in service delivery in the Civil Service. The broader aim of civil service reform is the creation of a government workforce of the right size and with the right skills, incentives, ethos and accountability needed to provide quality public services and to efficiently carryout the functions assigned by the state. To achieve this objective, the Government formulated a Strategy for Performance Improvement in the Public Service. The implementation of the Strategy is aimed at improving service delivery processes including approaches in the management of public affairs. This called for development and implementation of Strategic Plans. The KVDA’s Strategic Plan is in line with the broad objective of the Civil Service Reform Programme. The Strategic plan will facilitate enhanced and effective implementation of KVDA’s programmes. In line with the MTEF requirements that budgetary allocations be justified against measurable outputs and in conformity with the priorities identified for poverty reduction, the plan will augment the efforts of the stakeholders in addressing the socio-economic concerns of the region. This Strategic Plan is a set of decisions and actions resulting in the formulation and implementation of strategies designed to achieve the objectives of the Authority in a sequenced manner. It identifies systematic courses of action geared towards assisting the Authority to achieve its objectives. It enhances visionary management as it generates and conceptualises the programmes and projects the Authority will undertake during the plan period. To achieve its intended purpose, this Plan goes beyond the allocation of resources to achieve institutional objectives. It has been developed through a strategic process that focused on setting up of institutional objectives, designing of appropriate programmes and projects, and institutional structure for effective development and management of resources in the region.

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Strategic Planning aims at efficiency in delivery of goods and services and achievement of development objectives at minimum cost. It involves the process of identifying objectives that are considered to be strategic to specific goal and/or region. The objectives pursued by KVDA therefore, are expected to result in rapid realization of the vision and mission of the institution. The Plan is consistent with current Government policies towards realising poverty reduction and economic growth objectives as outlined in the Economic Recovery Strategy for Employment and Wealth Creation. 1.3 THE PLAN PREPARATION PROCESS

The process of preparing this Strategic Plan started with collecting and collating data and information from the field. Thereafter, departmental plans were prepared and discussed at a workshop held at Turkwel Gorge Club from 5th-9th July 2004. The output was used to prepare the first draft of the Strategic Plan. A second workshop was held from 27th–29th July 2004 at Soi Safari Lodge, in Baringo District. Participants were drawn from KVDA staff, Board of Directors, District Commissioner – Baringo district, Ministry of Regional Development Authorities, Line Ministries and District Development Officers from districts covered by the Authority. The workshop discussed in detail the first draft which contained among other things the region’s resource profile, KVDA’s mandate, vision and mission, core values and the strategic plan objectives. The participants also discussed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of KVDA as an institution and the region (Annex 1). The final stakeholders consultative workshop was held on 22nd October 2004 at the Grand Regency Hotel – Nairobi. The participants at this workshop included the Minister of Regional Development Authorities, The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Members of Parliament from the region, and Chief Executives of other RDAs, line Ministry officials and representatives of all DDCs in the region. The plan development process therefore, was participatory as it involved representatives of a large cross section of stakeholders who provided invaluable inputs. The inputs of these workshops formed the basis of the preparation and finalization of this strategic plan. The plan indicates KVDA’s intentions for the next five years as it strives to achieve its set objectives. Due to limitation of financial resources, KVDA will be involved in selected strategic and participatory programmes as outlined in chapter four of this plan. This strategic plan assumes a stable and enabling political, economic and social-cultural environment. It is also assumed that sufficient financial resources will be available for the implementation of strategic objectives. 1.4 MANDATE OF THE AUTHORITY

The KVDA’s underlying objectives are provided in its mandate as outlined in KVDA Act Cap 441 of the Laws of Kenya that states inter alia;

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and to carry out such surveys. MISSION AND CORE VALUES ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 4 . KVDA has implemented programmes and projects geared towards poverty alleviation. agriculture and livestock development. These programmes and projects have contributed to poverty reduction. (i) To identify. of the natural resources especially water and set up an effective monitoring of abstraction and usage. VISION. assemble and correlate all the data related to the use of water and other resources within the Area as may be necessary for the efficient forward planning of the Area. catchment conservation and hydropower generation. plan and coordinate the implementation of integrated development programmes by utilizing available resources to improve the living standards of the people. animal. forestry. (g) To cause the construction of any works necessary for the protection and utilization of the water and soils of the Area.(a) To plan for the development of the area and initiate project activities identified for such planning through the Government generally. (c) To initiate such studies. land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage and to monitor the design and execution of planned projects within the Area. industries. and (j) To maintain a liaison between the Government. Mission To identify. (f) To co-ordinate the present abstraction and use. employment opportunities and incomes in line with the Authority’s vision and mission. 1. the Area so that human. electric power generation. and the planned abstraction and use. increased food security. and schemes within. including agriculture (both irrigated and rain-fed). water. This include. (b) To develop and keep up-to-date a long range development plan for the area. wildlife and tourism. wealthy creation. (d) To co-ordinate the various studies of. the private sector and other agencies in the matter of the development of the Area with a view to limiting the duplication of effort and ensuring the best use of technical resources. Since its formation.5 Vision To realise sustainable and equitable socio-economic development in the region. (h) To ensure that the landowners in the Area undertake all the measures specified by the Authority to protect the water and soils of the Area. water supply. mining and fishing and to recommend economic priorities. of the Area as may be considered necessary by the Government or by the Authority and to assess alternative demands within the Area on the resources thereof. (e) To effect a programme of both monitoring and evaluating the performance of projects within the Area so as to improve that performance and establish responsibility therefore and to improve future planning.

Integrity Upholds fairness and openness in provision of quality service to stakeholders. Cooperation Builds strong linkages with other stakeholders. Innovation and Creativity Encourages innovation and creativity. Technological Compliance Embraces new ideas and techniques to enhance productivity.Core values The Authority embraces the following core values in the execution of its mandate: (i) Team Work Promotes collective participation of its staff in execution of its mandate to achieve organisational goals. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 5 .

247 90% 1:42 118 15.093 1:20 upper respiratory tract infection.s.l 300m a. malaria.1. camping and eco-tourism Area Total area Arable Non-arable Water mass Gazetted Forests Topography Highest Altitude Lowest Altitude Rainfall Annual average Highest Minimum Demographic and Population Profile Population size Population structure -Total No.Male .200mm 400mm 1.582 km sq 63703 km sq 7.532 48.9% 47.3 65. of males -Total No. geysers.900 km sq 3500m a.Female Population growth rate Water and Sanitation Number of households with access to piped water Number of households with access to potable water Number of permanent rivers Average distance to nearest potable water point VIP toilets Education Facilities Total number of primary schools Enrolment rate Teacher pupil ratio Number of secondary schools Total enrolment in secondary schools Teacher pupil ratio Health Prevalent diseases Doctor/patient ratio Number of hospitals Average distance to health facility Energy % rural households using solar power % households using firewood/charcoal % households using kerosene /biogas Tourism Number of tourist class hotels Main tourist attractions ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 6 . skin infections 1:80.285 km sq 36.6 FACT SHEET 96. diarrhoea.489.s.000 14 20km 3% 96% 45% 18 wildlife. scenic attractions. museums. of Females -Male/Female ratio Life expectancy at birth (yrs) .734 km sq 2.0 2.869 725.l 650mm 2.176 19 6 km Negligible 1.442 764.442 1:1 59.

This region includes the districts of Baringo.1 LOCATION AND SIZE KVDA area of jurisdiction is located in the North Western region of Kenya. Koibatek. Map1. Marakwet. and longitudes 340 and 370 East. KVDA OPERATION AREA ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 7 .285 sq Km. West Pokot. The total area covered by the Authority is approximately 96. representing 16. Turkana and western parts of Samburu.CHAPTER TWO PROFILE OF KVDA AREA OF JURISDICTION 2.5% of the land mass of Kenya with over 80% being arid or semi-arid (Map1). Keiyo. KVDA’s interventions will greatly contribute to the regions development in accordance with the national objectives and general ASAL policy. It lies between Latitudes 00 10′ South and 100 30′ North.

highland plateau (2500m-3500m a.s.2 Geology The region is characterized by four dominant geological formations which include:• Precambrian Basement system rocks referred to as the Mozambique Belt. (b) Clay soils. though salinity would exclude certain soil pockets. These are the main mineralbearing rocks in the region. the steep escarpments (1200-2000m a. Soils in the region can be broadly classified into:(a) Lava boulders and shallow stony soils. However. 2. though there is a huge potential for large scale irrigation development. Keiyo escarpment. • Quaternary to Recent sediments. Crop production in these areas is possible through irrigation.l). (c) Loam soils.The KVDA’s area of jurisdiction is bounded by the drainage systems of Turkwel and Kerio rivers which drain into Lake Turkana. Prominent features include Cherangany hills (3500m). other smaller drainage basins which constitute the area include:(i) Lakes Baringo – Bogoria drainage basin.l) stretching from Koibatek district to Lake Turkana. The Great Rift Valley runs north–south though not well defined in Turkana district. The highlands are in the modified tropical zone with soils that are generally well drained and fertile.2.s. There are also deep alluvial deposits at the valley floor. stretching roughly in a north –south direction along the Ugandan border to the Ethiopian border. (ii) Suguta – Lake Lokipi drainage basin. Tugen hills and isolated mountain ranges in Turkana district. Most of the soils in this zone are Saline. • Tertiary volcanic rocks.s. Sodic or Calcareous in nature. The zone is essentially range land. The highland zone has high potential for agricultural and livestock development.2. The region can be generally classified into three topographic zones.l) and the valley floor (300-900m a. The Mozambique Belt rocks underlie the entire region except for the western parts which are completely covered by volcanic formations.1 Relief.2 PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 2. 2. The lowlands are in a semi-arid climatic zone. (iii)Tarach – Lotikipi drainage basin. namely. • Quaternary volcanic rocks. (d) Alluvial soils. ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 8 . Land and Soils KVDA’s region has great contrast in landforms and physical features. The south is generally high and rugged. The Mozambique Belt formation is found in the entire West Pokot district and most of Samburu district. They have complex soils with various textures and drainage conditions.

The dominant vegetation is moist indigenous forest.Tertiary (to Quaternary) volcanic formations occur over a vast portion of the region. They stretch from the highlands around Nakuru roughly in a South West – North East direction to the southern shores of Lake Turkana. Lower parts of Cherangany hills and Keiyo. These formations occur almost entirely over Turkana district except for limited areas around Lakes Baringo and Bogoria and on the upper Kerio valley. The zone covers the lower parts of West Pokot. The region can be classified into six agro-climatic zones:(i) Humid Zone . and the south of Lake Turkana. West Pokot and Baringo districts fall under this zone. The vegetation consists of forest and derived grassland and bush land. Temperatures in the region are generally very high and vary with altitude. The sediments are basically lacustrine and fluviate deposits. ranging from 10°C in the Cherangany hills and Tugen Hills. The zone is associated with evergreen. (ii) Sub-Humid Zone – Has rainfall/evapo-transpiration ratio of 65-80%. These include. Acacia spp is the dominant tree species.Vast areas of rivers Turkwel. Kerio and Suguta drainage basins and plains west of Lake Turkana fall under this zone. Cherangany hills and Tugen hills . Marakwet.This is a zone with rainfall/evepo-transpiration ratio of 25-40% and medium agricultural potential. Keiyo.2. This zone includes the area bordering Lake Turkana characterised by rangeland vegetation consisting of dwarf ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 9 . 2. The Cherangany hills. The mean annual rainfall ranges from 1000 mm for the highlands and between 200mm to 800mm for the dry low land.3 Agro-Climatic Zones The KVDA area is predominantly semi-arid to arid with an erratic rainfall pattern which affects crop production. The vegetation consists of woody Commiphora and Acacia species and grasses such as Cenchrus ciliaris and Chloris roxburghiana. semi arid savannah type of vegetation. (v) Arid Zone -Has rainfall/evapo-transpiration ratio of 15-25%. to a maximum of 40°C in the lowlands.This is a zone with rainfall/evapo-transpiration ratio of over 80%. (iii)Dry Sub-Humid – Has rainfall/evapo-transpiration ratio of 40-65%. The evapo-transpiration ratio ranges from 15% to 80%. (iv) Semi–Arid Zone . The interaction between rainfall and evapo-transpiration and the resulting moisture regime is the dominant factor that affects productivity and management of crops and land use. The geology of the rest of the region is characterised by the deposits of sediments originating from Quaternary to Recent period. The volcanic activities associated with these rocks formed the Tugen hills and the Keiyo escarpment. (vi) Very Arid Zone – Has rainfall/evapo-transpiration ratio of <15%. Keiyo escarpment and Tugen hills have semihumid climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The vegetation consists of dry woodlands and savannah. Marakwet and Baringo districts.

shrubs and grassland with Acacia refeciens restricted to water courses. Perennial grasses e. Chrysopogon ancheri and some annual grasses are also found.g. KVDA Region: Agro-climatic Zones KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 10 . Map2.

090 49. However.086 1999 [actual] 264.762 1. 2. Njemps and the Elmolo.696.8 3. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 11 .4 SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2.949 75. Maralal.869 in 1999 thus an average annual growth rate of 3.697 and is expected to grow to 1. the highly endowed agricultural areas have high concentration of settlements especially in Keiyo and Marakwet with population densities of 114 and 100 respectively. It is estimated that 51% of the population live below the poverty line.445 355.948 by the end of the plan period as shown in Table 1.9%. Table1. Samburu.696.9 5.281 69. Eldama Ravine.489. Kapsowar and Kabarnet.392 176.003 184.652 677. Iten. Some of the large towns in the area are Kapenguria.4.9 Area [Km2] 8646 1439 2306 1588 4854 68388 9. Population density and distribution District 1979 [actual] 133.697 336.613 554.639 1.978 143. It is estimated that 285.702 158.163 140.220 407. Pokot.939 502.064 96. The population is currently estimated at 1.843 73.587 23. Turkana.590 (15.288 450.4 3.8%) of the people live in urban areas.948 Source: Various Population Census Reports *The population statistics is for the region covered by KVDA in Western Samburu Half of the region's population is found in two of the most expansive ASAL districts of Turkana and West Pokot which account for about 80% of the area.649 163.865 138.1 Poverty Levels Poverty is severe in the region.2 2.717 165.086 1.3 3.912.2 3. The prevalence is higher among the pastoral communities though pockets of high poverty levels are also found in the agro-based communities and urban dwellers (Table2).489.072 142. Lodwar.629 43.853 196.285 Density 2004 35 114 72 100 34 7 39 2004 (Projections) 2010 (Projections) Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu* Turkana W.860 308.3 POPULATION PROFILE KVDA region is inhabited by six major ethnic communities namely the Kalenjin. Pokot Total 299.086 in 1979 to 1.105 57.4 3.912.218 158.869 Growth rate [1979-1990] 3.2. The population of the region has more than doubled from 677.

5 1:150. Turkana. Crude Death Rates.2 7. high illiteracy levels and inadequate educational facilities leading to high school drop out rates.5 2.9 70 63 69 6.6 49.6 4.2 26.7 39 73.Table 2.024 1:76.4 87.3 Unemployment The 1999 labour force survey indicated that unemployment in the KVDA region averaged 17.e.3 8.3 64. These are mainly ASAL districts which also score poorly in life expectancy compared to the rest. A large proportion of the people in the region are pastoralists who depend mainly on livestock as a source of employment. The female child has a longer life expectancy at birth than the male child in all districts.3 100 58.3 69.6 13.2 127 55.4.4 61.6 46 21.7 8.2 44 - 6.7%.5 11.4 8.5 4. Infant and Child Mortality Rates.4 46 76.9 7.3 41. Important socio-economic indicators Indicator Total Fertility Rate(/1000) Crude Death Rate (/1000) IMR (/1000) U5MR (/1000) Life expectancy at birth-M Life expectancy at birth-F Drop Out Rate* % HHs with piped water % HHs with toilet facility % HHs with electricity for lighting Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakw Samburu et Turkana W/Pokot 7 9 62.8 43 - 7.8 76.7 1:57.2 8.2 53 44.1 66 117 54.8 24. Frequent droughts have impacted negatively on this sub-sector subsequently reducing employment opportunities (Table 3). KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 12 .000 *Based on population aged 10-14 yrs.1 20 9. 2.2 68 5.3 63.6 17.9 7.2 9.5 8.2 20.3 9.8 57 62.8 1:156.700 1:50.4 15. with West Pokot. Factors which have contributed to this high rate of unemployment is the weak performance of the national economy in general and the harsh climatic conditions in the region which leads to few opportunities for gainful employment. The high rate of unemployment may also be attributed to negative cultural attitudes.5 62 29.2 39.3 50.1 67 63.9 6.3 1.7 31.8 92 58 63.2 Child Survival Comparative survival rates in the drier areas of the region are low i.8 6.000 1:75. Samburu and Baringo having the highest mortality rates.000 Poverty level (%) Literacy rate (%) Doctor: patient ratio Source: 1999 Census fact sheet 1:34.2 1.000 5.2 7.1 13. This is depicted in table 2.8 59.9 6.300 5.8 69.8 9. 2.4.

347 52.934 4.580 136. pans. This means that everyone in a family and/or householdincluding the most vulnerable members in society should have the desired consumption levels.345 4.460 2.447 545. Absolute poverty line for year 2002 was Kshs.554 1.4 Access to Basic Household Utilities Important social utilities such as.884 49.16.671 3.4.5 Food Security in the region Food security is the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food (quality) and adequate amounts (quantity). Electricity: Use of electricity is very low and is concentrated in the urban centres.8% in the region. However it has improved the number of households accessing electricity to about 3. Employment levels by age and sex District Male Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu Turkana West Pokot Total 50.938 6.31.713 1. Marakwet. Turkana and West Pokot and Samburu where less than 10% of households have access to piped water.707 20.999 15.237 30.680/= per year for urban areas.885 1. Rural electrification programme which subsidizes the cost of accessing power is limited to a few rural centres that are closer to the large towns.792 82.434 Employed Female 46.895 58.697 9. The region is largely arid and semi-arid where rainfall varies between 400mm (lowlands) and 2200mm (highlands) per annum. safe drinking water.068 24.788 53.823 245.245 1.524 6.754 63.4.202 106.624 300. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 13 .730 23.799 2. 2. This means 88. Water from these sources is untreated and is a major cause of waterborne diseases.405 Total 96. majority of them being urban dwellers. The most affected districts are Baringo.325 Unemployed Female 5. Rural poverty is marked by its common connection to agriculture and land. Absolute food poverty estimates in the region are 60% compared to the national average of 53%.318 56.Table 3. road run offs.729 39.5% obtain water from streams.680/= per year for rural areas and Kshs.454 28.548 19. Water: 11. lakes.639 55.839 Male 2. and roof catchment.289 6.047 43.279 28.384 5.429 Total 8.5% of households have access to piped water.441 29.355 2.486 26.173 3. Due to these conditions food security attainment in the region has been elusive. The lowlands make up to 80% of the region where the rains are unreliable and poorly distributed. electricity and toilets are out of reach to the majority of the population in the region.402 25. CBS (1999) 2.754 Adopted from labour force surveys.

The deficit (maize and beans). These depots are strategically located throughout the region and form strategic centres for food security.8 West Pokot 2500 4.6 Koibatek 2500 7.6 Food crop production The main food crops produced in the region are maize.000 metric tonnes. Kollowa. the urban areas and markets are also affected.The communities in the region are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity because of the recurring droughts. beans. livestock diseases. the region produces 232. The National Cereals and Produce Board has constructed food depots at Sigor. 2. Due to poor road network.4. Irish potatoes. cowpeas. Kabarnet Marigat. More food crops are produced in the highland areas and very little in the lowlands (ASAL).4. and limited access to technology and information. fruits and vegetables.2 Baringo 890 30 Keiyo 1300 60 Marakwet 5700 4. Food production is high in the humid and sub-humid zones and low in the dry sub-humid to arid zones. is therefore 416. vehicles and storage facilities capable of moving and holding the food. credit and financial services. cassava. Kacheliba. Eldama Ravine and Area under food crops (%) Samburu 50 98 1500 10. Nginyang. Although food insecurity is widespread in rural areas. hence the latter are always food deficit areas.000 metric tonnes per year. crop pests.8 Turkana In normal rainfall years. finger millet. Table 4. The distribution of food requires physical infrastructure in terms of roads.7 The Geographical Distribution of Food Food production in the region is unevenly distributed and is dictated largely by the type of geographic and climatic factors prevailing in each area.000 metric tonnes of maize and beans annually against consumption (requirement) levels estimated at 648. sorghum. Food production in the region is largely by small scale farmers. it is difficult to distribute food to most parts of the region. Area under Food Crops District Arable land (sq. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 14 . sweet potatoes. The area under food crops as a percentage of the total arable land per district is shown in Table 4. Kapenguria. Kimalel. 2.

2. Class B. Measures which stabilize the ratios between the consumer price of food crops and the producer prices of livestock will be particularly effective as means of stabilising the purchasing power of farmers and pastoralists.500km long. From Kapenguria . They form the bulk of the roads (about 1500km) in the area and carry most of the trade in the region. Over 2000 households are directly dependent on these projects for their livelihoods. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 15 .Nakuru road is also classified in this category. KVDA has implemented agricultural projects to mitigate the problem of food insecurity. 2. Arror (40ha) and Tot (18 ha) is approximately 1700 tonnes per year. Class C. Below is an overview of the various classes of roads in the region: Class A.8 The Ability of Households to Acquire Food Household incomes are lower in semi-arid areas than in high and medium potential agricultural areas. the region has 80 Km of roads per thousand square kilometres compared to the national average of 258 km per thousand square kilometres. For example. isolation and relatively low population density. communications and other infrastructure.1 Roads The road network in the region is not as developed as compared to other regions in the country. The unreliable rainfall and sparse vegetation renders the land liable to rapid degradation as population pressure increases. The network is denser in the more productive and populated areas compared to the arid areas of the region.5. National trunk roads linking important centres. 2.4. International trunk roads.5 INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE REGION Due to the rugged terrain. The Nyahururu . The adoption of more appropriate and improved production techniques for both crops and livestock will serve to stabilize and enhance food security in marginal areas. special purpose or rural access roads. The types of roads in the region are shown in Table 5.9 KVDA’s Contribution Towards Food Security In its endeavours to attain food sufficiency in the region. These are primary roads linking important centres to higher class roads. Instability in food production.Lokichogio and then Sudan border . Total food crop production in the agricultural projects of Wei Wei (275ha). There are slightly more than 500km of this class of road in the region most of it accounted for by the Nakuru-Lake Baringo to Marich Pass road. coupled with low and unstable incomes make the populations in these areas particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. 2.4. the region lags behind other parts of the country in the development of transport. The existing road network in the region is categorised into classified.

Class D. The airport will boost the use of air transport especially for high value perishable horticultural produce. The Uganda railroad passes through the southern tip of Koibatek district with a branch line from Rongai to Solai via Kampi-ya Moto. This is the second most important class of road in the region and accounts for about 1200km of the road network.2 Air Transport Air transport is becoming increasingly important in the region for business. the grid has now been extended to the main commercial centres as in (Table 6).4 Energy The availability of electricity in the region has increased over the last 10 years.184 Source: Various District Development Plans 2002-2008 2. They account for about 1000 Km of the road network in the region. Types of roads in the region (km) District Bitumen Gravel Earth Koibatek 120 377 226 Turkana 470 367 2. Most of the airstrips are in serviceable condition. Table 5. Baringo-6. The railroad also passes southern Keiyo district over a stretch of 40 km.5. health and security.3 Railway Transport Transportation by rail for both cargo and passengers is negligible in the region although this is a very important form of transport.5.020 Baringo 198 333 737 Keiyo 87 326 171 Marakwet 0 342 333 West Pokot 151 349 697 Total 1026 2094 4. These are minor roads linking all the minor market centres and the locally important centres. West Pokot-4. The region has 34 operational airstrips distributed in various districts as follows. Class E. Whereas only the fluorspar mines at Kimwarer were served with electricity in the early 1980s. These are secondary roads linking locally important centres to the larger towns. tourism. Marakwet-1. Keiyo-1. 2. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 16 . 2. and Turkana 22. Eldoret International Airport is strategically located within the region with a good road network connection to the hinterland.5. Many of the towns and trading centres in the region have or are within reasonable distances from air strips.

In terms of average distance to nearest water points Baringo. Cheptebo. Tambach. Muruny. Emining. dams and water pans. Turkana and West Pokot lead with 15km. and Kapcherop Maralal. 2. Cheptongei. Muskut.5 Water Supply.Table 6. The rest can be considered to be endowed with surface water (springs. Kabartonjo. 10km and 6km respectively as shown in (Table 7). Kapkelelwa. Emsea. firewood) geothermal. rivers. Makutano. Chebiemit. Maji Mazuri. Solar. The high access in Turkana District is attributed to high population living in urban centres and near boreholes. Marigat. Loboi. Availability of surface water in the region depends on rainfall which is low and unreliable. Kampi Samaki. Kiboino. Embobut. Chepkorio. Turkwel hydro power generating station has an installed capacity of 106 MW. Baringo District has the highest number of households with access to piped water while Turkana District has the highest number of households with access to potable water. Torongo and Poror Kapsowar. Suguta Marmar and Kisima Lodwar town Kapenguria. Mogorwa. households in these areas depend on ground water. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 17 . Saos. Other sources of energy in the region include wood-fuel (charcoal. Sewerage and Sanitation The availability of safe water for human and livestock consumption is a basic need which contributes to improved health. Wood-fuel is used by more than 98% of the population in the region and its utilization is restricted to domestic use only.Arid lands (ASALS) with limited surface water. Kaptagat and Kamwosor Eldama Ravine. solar and wind. Mogotio. Chepareria. Tenges. Bartolimo and Kipsaraman Iten. Turkwel Gorge The KVDA region has a high potential for energy development with the most important commercial source being hydropower. Sacho. Arror. Kimwarer.5. lakes). The region has other rivers with hydropower potential that include. Perkerra. Kimwarer and Wei Wei. geothermal and wind potentials are high in the region but are under-developed. Sing’ore. Distribution of electricity supply District Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu Turkana West Pokot Centres Served with electricity Kabarnet. Since 80% of the region fall within the Arid and Semi.

Table 8.8 6. The number of people in the region accessing information and communication technology (ICT) is increasing.8 51. Water and Sanitation Situation by District Number of households with access to piped water Number of households with access to potable water Number of wells Number of permanent rivers (streams) Number of protected springs Number of boreholes No.7 35.6 Telecommunication The region is expansive and most parts are remote therefore. Recent government policy changes which liberalised the sector should spur the extension of telecommunication services in the region.5 26. The distribution of the various modes of communication in the region is shown in (Table 9).3 41.6 72.5 73. Level of Sanitation District Poor households % with access to % with access to Safe Sanitation Unsafe Sanitation 27. However.Table 7.7 65. This threatens the health of the population through water-borne disease outbreaks.8 83.3 64.7 Baringo & Koibatek Keiyo & Marakwet Turkana West Pokot 2. telecommunications infrastructure is particularly critical for efficient exchange of information.5. of Dams and pans Number of households with roof catchments Average distance to nearest potable water point Number of VIP latrines Baringo 19034 19284 182 3 26 89 136 250 15 7360 Keiyo 3500 1500 241 35 551 24 15 3000 4 5000 Koibatek 7551 1701 300 3 4 36 157 142 3 19089 Marakwet 2613 2691 16 5 257 2 86 2 10 Turkana 15334 23000 700 4 16 500 West Pokot 2600 2150 38 58 39 86 19 13 6 4200 Lack of proper disposal of waste in both urban and rural areas often leads to contamination of water sources.6 34.poor households % with access to % with access to Safe Sanitation Unsafe Sanitation 58.2 48.2 93.4 Non. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 18 . this increase is concentrated mainly in the urban centres.2 16. Assessment of the percentage of population in the region with access to sanitation is shown in (Table 8).

Keiyo 214 15 5 20 1 Koibatek Marakwet ♣Samburu Turkana W/Pokot 1. of telephone booths 56 Post offices 11 Cell phone coverage (%) 10 Cyber cafés 3 ♣ Only towns in Western Samburu.650 28 249 76 180 20 8 40 2 7 9 5 15 4 5 1 493 5 5 4 20 5 22 1 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 19 .Table 9. Telecommunication infrastructure by district Type Baringo Households with land lines 871 connection No.

835 sq. (iii) Kerio river basin covering 17. agricultural land.Km. irrigation and livestock use. Km lies between Kerio river basin to the west and Ewaso Nyiro river basin to the east.800 sq. rivers Suguta. to the south by the lower Turkwel basin and to the north by Murua Rith hills and has an area of 5. (iv) Suam -Turkwel river basin with rivers Suam.Km. it is highly saline except during periods of heavy rains. KVDA has developed specific objectives for development and sustainable use of these resources for the socio-economic well being of the people in the region. with the rivers Kerio. The water in this basin is characterized by high pH (8.1 WATER RESOURCES Water resources contribute enormously to economic productivity and the social well-being of human populace. Waseges and Rongai with a total discharge of 237 million cubic metres annually.CHAPTER THREE STATUS OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE REGION The region is endowed with natural resources which include water. (iii) Uncontrolled abstraction.6) and high levels of dissolved salts (1035-2500 mg/l) and fluoride. The annual discharge is 331 million cubic metres. (ii) Suguta river catchment with an area of 12.900 sq. This makes the water unsuitable for domestic. In line with its mandate. Most boreholes sunk in the region have produced water of satisfactory quality for both human and livestock use. KVDA’s Intervention in Water Resource Development In 1984 KVDA carried out a water resources survey as part of the regional development plan. These resources are discussed below. The ground water found in the region occurs in weathered and fractured zones in metamorphic and volcanic rocks and sediments inter-bedded between volcanic rocks. minerals. Turkwel. livestock. Arror and Embobut. Kerio and Turkwel as well as the Lotikipi plains. Cherangany hills and mount Kadam in eastern Uganda. 3.Km that covers mount Elgon. The surface water sources are confined to five drainage basins as follows:(i) Lakes Bogoria and Baringo basin with approximate area of 4. Muruny and Wei wei with a catchment area of 23.5-10. The study covered the catchments of Lakes Baringo and Bogoria. It analysed the quality and quantity of available water resources and made recommendations and baseline designs on the abstraction and utilisation KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 20 . forests and wildlife. While there is perennial flow in the upper Suguta river.900 sq. (v) Lake Turkana and its immediate basin bordered to the west by Lotikipi basin.Km.500 sq. Molo. (ii) Destruction of water catchment areas. Kanyangareng. and have rivers Perkerra. Availability of surface water for domestic and livestock use in the region is limited due to: (i) The poor water sources distribution in both time and space. It has an annual discharge of 811 million cubic metres.

sub-humid. KVDA has established and maintained a network of hydro-meteorological stations in the region. Poor access to water resources. arid and very arid.April and October . This area forms the main watershed to many rivers.5 -5 acres. The average farm size ranges from 0. Muruny. The stations are located on rivers Suam. Water Projects Implemented by KVDA PROJECT Turkwel Multipurpose Dam Kimao Dam and Water Supply Bartabwa Dam and Water Supply Kapchomuswo Dam and Water Supply Kocholwo Water supply Kabokbok Water Supply Ochii Water Supply Cheplambus Water Supply Kollowa Water Pans LOCATION (DISTRICT) West Pokot Baringo Baringo Baringo Keiyo Keiyo Baringo Baringo Baringo In collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources Management and Development.November with mean annual rainfall ranging from 1000 mm to 1300 mm per annum.of the resource. Low water quality. The humid and sub-humid zones fall within the highlands with altitudes ranging from 2000 to 3500 metres above sea level whose agricultural land use potential is high. NGOs. semi-arid. KVDA will endeavour to strengthen its capacity to improve water resources infrastructure in the region by acquiring additional equipment and machinery. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 21 . Kimwarer. Turkwel.2 LAND RESOURCES The KVDA region can be divided into six agro-climatic zones namely humid. In addition. beans. The rainfall pattern is bimodal with peaks in March. semi-humid. Some of the projects that have been implemented are shown in (Table 10). The constraints in this sector include:i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) Inadequate funding to develop water resource projects which are capital intensive. Irish potatoes and cabbages. The main food crops grown here are maize. CBOs etc) and expanding its hydrometeorological monitoring network. Perkerra and Molo. it initiated a programme to design and implement community water supply projects in the region. Inadequate equipment and machinery. strengthen collaboration with other stakeholders (line ministries. Wei Wei. Destruction of water catchments. Inadequate monitoring of water levels along the major rivers. 3. Table 10. Cash crops like pyrethrum and horticultural crops are also grown. Embobut. Community’s inadequate capacity to maintain water projects.

cassava and vegetables while cash crops are mainly pyrethrum. Area under crop production per district is shown in (Table 12). Average farm sizes in the region vary between 0.0 11939 0.The medium potential zones are areas along the escarpment with altitudes ranging from 1500m to 2000m above sea level.05 0.6 4900 3.01 Other uses 0. Land use pattern (%) Land Use Samburu Koibatek Baringo Arable land 4 60 29 Pasture/pastoralism 90 30 70 Forestry 5 8 0.g. In partnership with other stakeholders. Food crops produced include maize. tea and horticultural crops. Land use pattern per district is shown in (Table 11). Citrus. cotton. it has developed irrigation projects by harnessing the water resources.9 0. These are intensive crop production projects KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 22 . The soils are alluvial in nature and rich in nutrients. Pawpaws).g. agricultural potential and agro-climatic zones are closely related.region is medium with rainfall ranging from 850mm to 1000 mm per annum. coffee. Land use patterns Land use. KVDA has been engaged in the promotion and development of agricultural activities in the region. millet.5-5 acres per household.2.5 3.1 Turkana 20 70 0. The agricultural potential of this sub.5 26963 445.1 9 Agricultural production Though the dominant activity is pastoralism.5 27520 637 4.02 Wildlife 0.97 Source: District Development Plans 2002-2008 Keiyo 60 39 0.5 1. Table 12. Table 11. The main crops grown are food crops (e. The low potential zones are the lowland areas which receive less than 850 mm of rainfall per annum with an erratic pattern. Arable land occupies 39% of the region. Rain-fed crop production is unreliable and irrigation is an option for bringing more land under production in this zone. sorghum. potatoes (sweet and Irish). Approximately 80% of the region lies in the ASAL zone and the predominant land use is pastoralism.1 Marakwet 60 20 19 1 W/Pokot 40 50 0. Mangoes.9 0.9 6 3.5 76675 3160 2 18000 1900 3. Area under crop production per district Koibatek Turkana Marakwet Baringo Keiyo Samburu West Pokot Area under food crops (ha) Area under cash crops (ha) Average farm size (acres) 16000 580 1. Maize and millet) and horticultural crops (e.5 Water masses 0.1 KVDA’S Contribution to Agricultural Development Since inception. beans. both food and cash crops are produced in the region.2 Source: District Development Plans 2004-2008 3.95 0.

Laying of sprinkler irrigation pipes at Weiwei project –West Pokot district KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 23 . It has jointly with Kenya Seed Company Ltd. East African Seed Company Ltd and Western Seed Company Ltd produced high quality seeds for domestic and export markets.producing both food and cash crops.

Arror and Salawa as shown in (Table 13).20M earned by farmers annually 4000 persons employed Food sufficiency and Horticultural Development enhanced Food sufficiency and Horticultural development enhanced Pastoralists introduced to crop farming Cotton production enhanced District West Pokot Tot Project • 18 under furrow irrigation Marakwet Arror Integrated Project *Chemeron Project Salawa Project • 40 under sprinkler irrigation 160 under furrow irrigation 54 under rain-fed Marakwet • Baringo • Baringo *Stalled due to siltation of Chemeron dam.The Authority also provides tractor hire and agricultural extension services in the region. Alternative water source being sought.) • 275 sprinkler irrigation Outputs Ksh. Tot. On-going agricultural projects. The on-going agricultural projects include Wei Wei. Table 13. Project Wei Wei Project Phase I &II Cultivated Land in (ha. Maturing crop of sorghum at Wei Wei project –West Pokot district KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 24 .

the Wei Wei project will be supporting a direct population of 4. Wei Wei irrigation intake at Sangat –West Pokot district KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 25 . Under this project 275 ha have been developed by KVDA and the local community with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Cooperation.i) Wei Wei Project – West Pokot District Among the success stories of KVDA agricultural programmes is the Wei Wei irrigation project which is a good example of dry land farming using sprinkler and furrow irrigation. On completion of phase III. vegetables and other horticultural crops. The local community through the Wei Wei Farmers Association have taken over the management of phases I and II of the project mainly growing seed crops.000 and incomes from sale of farm produce will rise by over 20 million shillings annually.

Baringo District With the collaboration of the local communities. it will strengthen agricultural extension services.Using the experience from Wei Wei project. It will directly support about 3000 people through forward and backward be located at Nakwomoru. Samburu District The Authority will continue to provide tractor hire services at Kirisia and Loroki divisions. iii) iv) v) vi) vii) viii) KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 26 . This expansion of agricultural land will enhance food production and development of horticulture in the area. The Authority promotes horticultural production through establishment of fruit-tree nurseries to raise tree fruit seedlings for sale to farmers. The project will benefit about 500 farmers and alleviate the perennial food deficit in the area. Turkwel Downstream Irrigation Project – Turkana District The Authority will promote the implementation of the planned 540 ha Turkwel Downstream Irrigation Project . In addition it will facilitate construction of irrigation infrastructure to support farmer’s initiatives at Lokori and Katilu divisions. Keiyo. Marakwet. In addition. Koibatek and Samburu Districts. Loboi/Kolowa Projects . ii) Tot/Arror Projects .Marakwet District The Authority will expand the Tot farm from 18 hectares to 40 hectares and Arror farm from 40 ha to 380 ha within the plan period. Turkana District. Baringo. the Authority will open up 80 hectares of agricultural land at Loboi and 40 hectares of land at Kolowa where cereal crops will be introduced in an area hitherto given to pastoralism. Keiyo District The Authority will promote horticultural development in the district where potential exists. Koibatek District The Authority will promote horticultural development in areas where potential exists Irrigation Development Studies The Authority will explore possibilities of irrigation development a long rivers Suam and Kanyangareng in West Pokot district. plans are underway for replication of this successful dryland farming technology in other dry land areas of Turkana. KVDA’s existing and planned fruit-tree nurseries as shown in (Table 14). The project will benefit 700 farmers and support a population of 4200 people through forward and backward linkages.

000 20. ____________________________________ • page 27 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 . KVDA existing and planned fruit-tree nurseries District Keiyo Marakwet Sites Kimwarer Tot Arror Embomon Kapsowar Kabetwa Kabyego Sambirir Wei Wei Chesegon Kongelai Sebit Maralal Kimao Kimngorom Emining Annual production 50.000 50.000 20.000 20. Soil degradation. Poor soil quality. Poor marketing infrastructure.000 100.000 10. KVDA will undertake the following:(i).000 50. Promote and intensify agricultural extension services.000 20. Expand the land area under irrigated and rain-fed agriculture. (v). (iii).000 20.000 20.000 25.000 10.000 20.000 20. (iv) Frequent droughts. In addressing these constraints.000 Remarks Existing Existing Existing Planned Planned Planned Planned Existing Existing Planned Existing Planned Planned Existing Planned planned West Pokot Samburu Baringo Koibatek Tot fruit-tree nursery – Marakwet district Sub-Sector Constraints The following constraints hamper effective implementation of agricultural programmes in the region:(i) Communal land tenure systems.000 20.Table 14. (ii). (ii).

566 479 0 56.709 78.000 10.9 4.7 15 W/Pokot 39.3.445 62. small stock (goats.396 164.4 8.312 260. (v).502 71.301 172.321 143. 277.950 7. Intensify soil and water conservation measures.5 8 Koibatek 74. Improve marketing infrastructure.197 16.1 Livestock Population and Distribution The KVDA region is essentially a livestock rearing zone and pastoralism is the predominant land use system. Millions) Baringo 38.840 4.676 319.000 83.320 980 158 37.577. the relative importance of camels in the region is increasing.930 6.006 78. *From local animals slaughtered in 2002 Human Population Engaged In Livestock Sub-Sector Economic and social advancement for the majority of the inhabitants in the region highly depend on livestock production and marketing.030 140.193 2.159 94. Table 15. Though forming a fairly small percentage.67 8 Turkana 193. Cattle are mainly sold to generate income for household basic requirements.964 8. Cattle.(iii). The livestock population is as shown in (Table 15).390 1. Sheep) and camels are important in that order.770 180 82.5 Marakwet 41.600 1. Wool sheep are mainly found in high rainfall areas of West Pokot and Marakwet districts.689 1.750 168.816 2. 44% of the total population are engaged in the sub-sector as shown in (Table 16).137 1.446 253.500 283.460 190. (iv).102 259.255 140. The local zebu and its crosses are the main breeds kept.767 6.4 - Land carrying capacity (acres/LU) Source – PDLD – RVP.600 576. Promote improved dry land farming technologies.525 753.626. Goats and sheep are kept particularly for meat.490 117.4 Keiyo 41.770 1.714 7.762 107. carrying capacity and earnings by Districts Type Dairy cattle Beef cattle Goats Sheep Donkeys Poultry Camels Rabbits Pigs Earnings* (Kshs.699 734 40 66 8 Totals 239.760 0 295.910 191. Cattle rearing is the most important and popular enterprise in the region. The small East African goat and local breeds of sheep constitute the main flock in the region.153 5.767 931.176.823 345.3 5 Samburu 4.3 LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES 3.000 813. Livestock Population. On average.545 24 135.073 441 719.898 199.000 32.050 565 39 45.637 16. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 28 . cultural values and as a source of income.

746 Totals 14.3. The largest production of honey is from traditional hives and hence the low quantity and quality.377 Koibatek 2.734 69 W/Pokot 152.T.742 Samburu 2. W/Pokot 860 14. People engaged in Livestock sub-sector District Population Engaged in livestock % of total population Turkana 310.2 Beekeeping Honey production in the region is currently estimated at 700 metric tonnes per annum though the total potential is approximately 1100 metric tonnes.470 21 Baringo 62.380 24 Koibatek 69. Production in the region is mainly traditional and as a result the production level is low compared to the existing potential. These forests and shrub grasslands are diverse in tree species hence form an inexhaustible floral resource for honey production.702 16. Distribution of various types of bee-hives per district Types Turkana KTBH 875 Langstroth 49 Loghives 9.000 50 Samburu 23.190 Source – PDLD – RVP.267 19. The bee-hives in use are the traditional log bee-hives. The distribution of bee-hives in the region is shown Table 17. Natural vegetation within the region is shrub grasslands with dense Acacia trees in the lower parts and forests in the highland and along the rivers.056 Keiyo 654 6 7.264 49 Marakwet 59.H) and Langstroth. Table 17.215 42 Keiyo 30.643 Marakwet 131 1 37.000 53 3.238 Baringo 6.B.Table 16. Kenya Top Bar Hive (K.068 110 156.579 54 52.992 A display of honey products and refining equipment KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 29 .

Table 18. (ii) Lack or limited access to reliable markets. Processing of honey is done at Rokocho honey centre located in Keiyo district with an annual capacity of 15 metric tonnes. the Authority has implemented several activities to promote beekeeping and honey production in the region. (iv) Frequent disease outbreaks. access to veterinary services. (vi) Slow adoption of modern beekeeping techniques. production of Kenya Top Bar Hives at Kabarnet Wood Workshop with a capacity to produce between 1000 and 2000 bee-hives annually. Quantity of fish landed (tonnes) (1998-2002) 1999 2000 SITES 1998 L. (iii) Shortage of good quality breeding stock. 2001 3649 117 3766 2002 3847 286 4135 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 30 . Other strategies will aim at minimising stock losses resulting from drought. water. Fishing in the main rivers and dams in the region is negligible although potential for improvement exists. quality breeding stock and extension services. 3. These include. . Turkana 4268 5237 2108 L.On-going Activities Since inception. KVDA also provides beekeeping extension services and purchases crude honey. Baringo 141 409 463 Total 4409 5646 2571 Sub-Sector Constraints Livestock industry in the region is faced with a number of constraints namely:(i) Recurrent droughts. provision of infrastructure.3.3 Fisheries The region has potential for fisheries development at lakes Turkana and Baringo with a total landing tonnage of 4000 tonnes per annum (Table 18). KVDA’s Interventions The development objective of the livestock sub-sector in the region will be to strengthen the industry through improvement of livestock production and marketing as a medium term strategy. (v) Poor infrastructure.

Keiyo district. Turkwel and Baringo.g. Introduction of diversified livestock farming e. Various small companies and individual prospectors have worked in the region but often without keeping formal records of the minerals prospected. Promote improved livestock breeding stocks. Promote use of improved beekeeping equipment e. comprehensive mineral exploration has not been undertaken. Rehabilitation of denuded land with pasture. Facilitate private sector development of cooling plants and landing sites for the fishing industry in Lakes Turkana. available information on the mineral resources in the region is inadequate. Due to difficulties in accessing many parts of the region. beeswax and honey. Develop infrastructure including sale yards and cattle dips. the Authority in conjunction with other stakeholders will undertake the following interventions.4 A large portion of North Western Kenya has considerable mineral potential.g. Beehives and Honey processing equipment. NGO’s and other stakeholders in sensitising the communities on the nutritional importance of fish and economic use of other resources such as gums. As a result. Develop capacity building in improvement of quality livestock products and treatment of animals. (i) ii) iii) vi) v) vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) Provide adequate water by sinking boreholes and construction of water pans and dams at strategic locations in the region. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 31 . MINERAL RESOURCES 3. resins. Collaborate with the private sector.Rehabilitated land-reseeded with perennial range grasses at Poole .West Pokot district To improve animal production and marketing in the region. Ostrich farming. The only commercial scale enterprise in this sector is the Kenya Fluorspar Mining Company at Kimwarer.

Investigations on the reserves are not complete. Another deposit found at Kollowa Baringo district is yet to be investigated. Marakwet district. (iii) Gypsum: Located at Loperot and Napeded in Turkana district with estimated reserves of 0. (iii) Inadequate data for economic assessment. Other deposits are found in Turkana. These include. (iv) Diatomite: Located between Maron and Bartabwa in Baringo district with estimated reserves of 0.Over the last one and half decades KVDA embarked on a programme of investigation and documentation of various deposits in the region and the prospects are as follows:(i) Limestone: Located in Ortum – Sebit area of West Pokot district with estimated reserves of over 30 million tonnes. Keiyo and Samburu districts. Kaolin. (vii) Chromite: Located in Telot-Sekerr area. West Pokot district with estimated reserves of 50. There are other deposits present in the region which the Authority plans to investigate. (ii) Talc: Located in Soka and Samor in West Pokot district with estimated reserves of 1 million tonnes. Graphite. (vi) Marble: Located in Arror-Koitilial area. (v) Fluorspar: Deposits found at Kimwarer. Keiyo district with estimated reserves of 3 million tonnes. (viii) Ruby: Deposits are found along Waseges river valley. Marakwet. talc in Soka and marble in Koitilial. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 32 . technology and new markets especially in the COMESA region.000 tonnes. Kyanite-Sillimanite. Unexploited deposits need further exploration.5 million tonnes.6 million tonnes. Baringo district. Sub-Sector Constraints The constraints in this sub-sector are:(i) Lack of adequate funding for exploration. beneficiation and market studies to take advantage of improved infrastructure. Trona (Magadi) and Salt. (ii) Inadequate technical expertise. (iv) Lack of specialised equipment for exploration KVDA’s Interventions KVDA has done some exploration and feasibility studies on the exploitation of limestone in Ortum. Vermiculite.

Kaptagat and Elgeyo in Keiyo district.481 6. In 1996 the Forest department collected over Kshs.970 21.398. Kiptaber and Embobut in Marakwet district. Indigenous forest – Cherangany hills.874. These are found in gazetted forest areas and community owned forests in trust lands.000 30. RVP 219 272 499 631 986 209 2816 1991 Revenue [Ksh] 483.000 Area[Km2] 229 248 521 655 986 100 209 2.736 183.721. Annual revenue generated from sale of forest products has been declining since mid 1990s’.250. Kapkanyar and Kamologon/Kabusien in West Pokot district. Chemosusu in Koibatek district.000 62.000 43. Gazetted government forests in the region cover an area of about 2900 square Kilometres (3% of the region’s area).405.088. Loroki in Samburu district and Katimok in Baringo district. 18 million in 2002 (Table 19).38 million compared to Kshs.3.916 18.789 1996 Revenue [Ksh] 875.295 4. This necessitates community sensitization on forest management.691 Area[Km2] 229 282 521 655 755 347 2.000 7. Area under forest cover & revenue collected by district District Area [Km2] Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu Turkana West Pokot Total Source: PFO.899 58.403. Marakwet district Forestry resources have mainly been exploited for timber. encroachment and charcoal burning.314 22. Table 19.000 38. These forests include Kipkunur. wood fuel (firewood and charcoal) and herbal medicine.5 FORESTRY RESOURCES The region is endowed with indigenous and exotic tree species.960 31. Survival of the forests has constantly been threatened by over exploitation of timber without re-afforestation.480 163.947 2002 Revenue [Ksh] 210.285 16.745 18.867 50.000 51.839.257 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 33 .

g. The existing and planned KVDA tree nurseries are shown in (Table 20). Encroachment of forest areas. (ii) Tree seedling production. KVDA’s Intervention in Catchment Conservation The catchment conservation and rehabilitation activities will aim at conserving the various natural resources e. Currently the Authority carries out catchment conservation and rehabilitation activities in the Turkwel and Kimao dam catchments. (ii) Social forestry and extension services. The approach is integrated and multi-disciplinary and embraces participatory intervention measures. private companies and local investors on catchment conservation aspects and land use management. This will ensure sustainable exploitation of these resources. local authorities. The Authority will work in collaboration with other stakeholders e. Other areas planned for focused conservation are the Cherangany hills watershed complex. Indiscriminate exploitation of forest products coupled with slow reafforestation programme Low adoption of agro-forestry within the communities. (v) Effective linkage and collaboration with other stakeholders.Sub-Sector Constraints i) ii) iii) iv) Lack of effective linkage and collaborative structures with the stakeholders. soil. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 34 . water. forests and biodiversity. (iv) Community sensitization and capacity building. Korellach catchment and water catchments of rivers Kimwarer and Perkerra. Depleted forest area – Marakwet District The main activities in this programme include:(i) Soil and water conservation measures.g.

000 50.000 50.000 50.000 100.000 50.Pokot Turkana Marakwet Samburu Keiyo Baringo Koibatek Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned Planned KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 35 .000 50.000 20. KVDA existing and planned tree nurseries SITE SEEDLING PRODUCTION ANNUALLY 50.000 DISTRICT REMARKS Kimao Dam Chepsurur Kongelai Kariama Ngoleyo Kamayech Koropokwen Kotoruk Kessup Arror Kipsaos Kimwarer Cheplambus Wei Wei Tot Sambirir Embomon Kimngorom Kabetwa Kapsowar Kabyego Chesegon Lodwar Kapcherop Maralal Torok Kabarnet Torongo Baringo West Pokot West Pokot West Pokot West Pokot West Pokot West Pokot West Pokot Keiyo Marakwet Keiyo Keiyo Baringo West Pokot Marakwet Marakwet Marakwet Koibatek Marakwet Marakwet Marakwet W.000 20.000 20.000 50.000 50.000 100.000 50.000 100.000 50.000 50.000 30.000 20.000 50.000 50.000 50.000 50.000 50.000 100.000 50.000 100.000 20.Table 20.

6 TOURISM AND WILDLIFE The region abounds with tourism potential as enumerated below:3. West Pokot 3. (ii) Cliffs: Rondinin (Sumot) and Kipngochoch in Baringo district and Kamariny in Keiyo district.1 Landscapes The region has picturesque landscapes that include among others. Arror and Embobut in Marakwet district. Elgeyo Escarpment in Keiyo district. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 36 . Sekerr hills in West Pokot district. (i) Waterfalls: Torok and Kessup in Keiyo district. (v) Gorges: Turkwel gorge in West Pokot district and Chebloch in Baringo and Keiyo districts border.Advanced Gully Erosion – Mtembur.6. (iii)Valleys: The great Rift Valley (Kerio Valley and Suguta Valley) (iv) Hills/Escarpments: Cherangany hills in Marakwet and West Pokot district. Tugen hills in Baringo district and Mogila hills in Turkana district.

6. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 37 . hippos and various birds. Kapnarok. These are found in national parks and reserves as shown in (Table 21). Saiwa Swamp. Nasolot. crocodiles. buffaloes. Average numbers of annual visitors to game reserves in a typical year are in the range of 15. The game reserves and other attractions are popular both to local people and foreigners.000 residents. Rimoi and Lake Turkana.2 Wildlife The region is home to a wide range of wildlife which is a major tourist attraction.000 foreigners and 120. Baringo. The main reserves and sanctuaries are Lakes Bogoria. The main types of wildlife include elephants.Panoramic view of Kerio Valley 3.

Turkana. Baringo and Bogoria.3 Other Attractions (i) Lakes The region has three large natural lakes namely. Baringo Reptile Park Where located Bogoria/Baringo Kampi Samaki/Baringo Main attractions Flamingoes.Turkana National Reserve South Turkana National Reserve Barwessa/Baringo W/Pokot Trans Nzoia Rimoi/Keiyo L. (ii) Geysers and Hot springs Lake Bogoria in Baringo district is a popular tourist attraction site due to its active geysers. geysers Over 40 species of snakes which include some of the most poisonous ones. Crocodiles Elephants Monkeys Sitatunga antelopes Elephants Rare birds e. Visitors to museums are over 2000 annually. Kamnarok National Reserve Nasolot Game Reserve Saiwa Swamp National Park Rimoi Game Reserve L. Water sports such as boat and canoe tours have been introduced in Lakes Turkana and Baringo and attract resident and non-resident tourists. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 38 . (iii) Museums Artefacts depicting the cultural history of the region’s communities have been collected and displayed in museums.6. Crocodiles Elephants.Turkana/ Turkana Turkana 3. Bogoria National Reserve L. guinea fowls High Concentration of Large Nile Crocodiles Elephants Antelopes L.g. These museums are strategically located along the north-western tourist circuit (Table 22). tamed pythons. The geysers produce steam rich in sulphur compounds which are believed to be medicinal. Important Wildlife Sites Reserve/sanctuary L. In the same area are hot spas which have been harnessed by the local hotel industry.Table 21.

tourism enterprise in the region e. Museums Name Kabarnet cultural museum Kipsaraman Community Museum Kapenguria museum Lodwar museum Maralal museum Where located Kabarnet/Baringo Kipsaraman/Baringo Kapenguria/West Pokot Lodwar/Turkana Maralal/Samburu 3. These include:i) Poor road networks. They have a combined bed capacity of more than 300 as shown in (Table 23). inadequate communication and tourist facilities. ostrich farming. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 39 . iv) Inadequate marketing of tourist potential.4 Tourist Accommodation Facilities Most of the hotels in the region providing tourist-class facilities are situated in Baringo district.6.Table 22.g. iii) Land tenure system hinders development of private tourism enterprise. The Authority in liaison with other stakeholders will promote activities towards enhancing eco.7 SUMMARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE REGION The status of natural resources in the region is summarized in (Table 24). Major Hotel and Bed Capacities Facility Lake Baringo Club Lake Bogoria Hotel Kabarnet Hotel Island Camp Soi Safari Lodge Roberts Camp Total Bed Capacity 96 90 60 58 37 Camp site 341 Sub-Sector Constraints Despite vast tourism potentials. ii) Increased human-wildlife conflict. Table 23. 3. there are constraints that impede successful implementation of tourism programmes in the region.

Water resources inventory Activities • Construction of water supplies conservation structures eg. boreholes and water pans. Provide improved bee-hives and processing equipment Facilitate branding of cattle. Develop rain-water harvesting and spring protection programmes.Holders Communities GOK KVDA NGOs CBOs CSOs • • • • • • • 2. honey Reduced animal mortality Higher incomes realised Enhanced security • • • • Communities GOK KVDA NGOs CBOs CSOs • • • To promote the development and sustainable utilisation of fisheries resources in the region 3. wells. Constraints • Poor distribution of water sources in time and space Destruction of water catchments Non optimal utilization Low water quality Inadequate hydrological data Limited access to markets Prolonged droughts Low quality livestock products Frequent disease outbreaks Low quality breeds Insecurity Output • • • • • • Reliable river/stream flows Availability of potable water Reduced water point distances Improved distribution systems Improved public hygiene. Status of natural resources Resources Available 1. and water pans Reseeding of rangelands Capacity building in treatment of animals Develop marketing infrastructure. Restocking water bodies and increasing varieties Empower co-operatives Promote consumption of fish amongst the local populace Land adjudication Soil and water conservation Development of irrigation projects Stake. • • • Few fish varieties in some habitats Poor access to markets Negative sociocultural beliefs Land tenure systems Soil degradation Low crop yields • • • • Increase in fish production Market access improved Increased fish consumption Improved income levels • • • • KVDA GOK NGOs CBOs • • • • • • Effective land tenure systems Increased land productivity Food sufficiency • • • Communities GOK KVDA ___________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 40 . Develop market infrastructure: processing facilities. Livestock & Fisheries To improve livestock production and marketing. • • • • • • • • • • • • Improved access to markets Improved access to water and pasture Improved quality of stock and products e. fish.g.Agricultural Land To promote agricultural production. abattoirs and access roads Introduce diversified livestock. ostriches etc.Table 24. dams. sale yards. Water Resources Objective To promote development and sustainable utilisation of water resources in the region. Hydrological monitoring Catchment conservation measures to protect river sources and regulate flows Construct wells. dams.

Energy To promote energy resources development • • • • • Promote development of: hydropower. etc Promote use of energy saving devices (e. Forestry To promote forestry for catchment conservation and development • • • • • • • • • • • Increased area under forest cover Increase in availability of forest products Improved water sources and reliable river flows Effective forest land policy Increase in utilisation of available energy resources. Minerals To promote exploration and wise use of the minerals in the region • • • Inadequate technical expertise Inadequate equipment Inadequate data on mineral resources Destruction of forests Land degradation Encroachment of forest Lack of effective social forestry programme Inadequate utilisation of appropriate technologies Lack of relevant skills Poor infrastructure Human/Wildlife conflict Land tenure systems (ranches. g improved jikos) Access roads improvement Develop tourism facilities Resolve human/wildlife conflicts through sharing of project benefits etc MOE KVDA NGOs CBOs 7. geothermal and solar projects Establish wood lots. Use of appropriate technology Electrical power generation • • • • • Community sensitisation/ awareness campaigns Establishment of tree nurseries Afforestration Creation of buffer zones Establish woodlots GOK KVDA ME&NR NGOs CBOs CSOs 6. Tourism & Wildlife To promote the development and utilisation of tourism resources • • • • • • • Access to tourist sites Decreased human/wildlife conflicts Increased number of tourists attracted Improved income levels • • • KVDA GOK NGOs CBOs Investors ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 41 .Resources Available Objective processing and marketing Constraints • Lack of agroprocessing industries Output • • Increased land under irrigation Value addition to agricultural produce Wise use of mineral resources Improved local income Employment opportunities created Activities • • • • • • Promote dry land farming Promote extension services Promote development of agroprocessing enterprises Carry out surveys Identify strategic investors Procurement and installation of equipment and machinery Stake.Holders NGOs CBOs CSOs Investors ME&NR KVDA CBOs CSOs Investors 4. trust lands etc) • • • 5.

wells and boreholes. 4. It will also facilitate control of animal diseases by supporting the existing veterinary services in the region and build the capacity of the local people to manage common diseases. processing and marketing through provision of beekeeping equipment and extension services. sheep and camels.4 Objective 4: To promote the exploration and wise use of mineral resources The Authority will continue to carry out mineral surveys and produce proposals and reports on mineral resources in the region. develop rain water harvesting and spring protection programmes. construct water supply schemes and undertake catchment conservation measures. processing and marketing The overall objective in the development of agricultural potential of the region includes promotion and development of irrigation schemes. These activities will create employment. dams. water pans. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 42 . horticultural crop production. In addition.3 Objective 3: To promote development of agricultural production. The Authority will liaise with other relevant institutions to promote marketing of agricultural produce mainly through market information and value addition. it will document all the findings and store the information in a data centre for use by stakeholders. and agricultural extension services. 4. e. It will identify strategic investors and facilitate mineral exploration. In addition the Authority will continue to promote honey production.g. the Authority will promote fishing in Turkwel dam reservoir and Lake Turkana.CHAPTER FOUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES The strategic objectives were identified through a participatory process that involved wide consultation with all stakeholders. In collaboration with other stakeholders. goats. the Authority will undertake the following activities:construction of water conservation structures.2 Objective 2: To promote development of livestock production and marketing KVDA will undertake to improve the quality of the existing breeds of cattle. crushes and sale-yards. improve income and spur economic development in the region. soil and water conservation.1 Objective 1: To promote development and sustainable utilization of Water resources To achieve the above objective. The following objectives were identified as key priorities to guide programmes/projects implementation in the region during the plan period. 4. and develop livestock infrastructure such as cattle dips. the Authority will initiate and strengthen the existing livestock multiplication and improvement centres. Jointly with Fisheries Department and other stakeholders. dry land farming. 4.

evaluation and learning programmes. but are also filling an objectively identified gap in knowledge. micro-financing. The Authority will link/collaborate with Public Universities in enhancing training/capacity building for its staff. Suitable courses tailored to improve staff knowledge. An elaborate training programme will be formulated and implemented both for KVDA staff and the communities collaborating with the Authority.g. establishment of more tree nurseries. community sensitization and strengthening of linkages and collaboration with stakeholders. 4.4. water and forests for sustainable utilization of their productive potential. implement and monitor programmes and Projects In order to realise its mandated objectives and to effectively implement the plan.6 Objective 6: To promote development of energy resources KVDA with other stakeholders will promote development of hydro-power. This will be achieved through strengthening of social forestry and extension services.5 Objective 5: To promote Catchment conservation and Rehabilitation KVDA will promote the conservation of natural resources particularly land. The Authority will also establish revolving funds for micro-enterprises for easy access to credit by the rural communities. In addition adoption of energy saving devices will be promoted. The Authority in collaboration with other stakeholders will also carry out monitoring. Possibilities of developing hydro-power at Arror. Other capacity building needs e. Embobut and Wei Wei rivers sites will be pursued. 4. soils. training e.7 Objective 7: To build capacity to plan.8 Implementation matrix The implementation of the strategic objectives 4.7 above are as summarised in (Table 25):- KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 43 .t. the Authority will undertake to revamp its human and technical capacity. 4. skills and attitudes to work will be encouraged to enhance work performance. Kimwarer.c of stakeholders jointly involved in the implementation of programmes and projects under this strategic plan will be undertaken. soil and water conservation. skills and/or attitude.1 to 4. Training opportunities will be provided to those staff who shall pursue courses which are not only fully relevant to the programme to which a particular officer is attached. wind and geothermal power projects in the region.

boreholes completed -4 No. boreholes and water pans) and water supply schemes -Provision of water for sanitation to schools for development of girl child education -Undertake catchment conservation .Water Resources Development To promote development and sustainable utilisation of water resources in the region . Turkana (2). springs developed and protected -Conserved water catchment areas -Availability of safe drinking water -Updated hydrological data and reports Baringo.28 No. Samburu (6). wells.Poor distribution of water sources in time and space -Lack of an effective monitoring systems . West Pokot (4) Boreholes Turkana – 4 Water Springs West Pokot .4 All 7 districts All 7 districts Communities 20 70 10 9 9 10 3 7 GOK KVDA NGOs CBOs CSOs 2005-06 2005-07 2005-10 2007-09 9 2008-09 3 2005-10 10 70 2005-10 All 7 districts 70 2005-10 monitoring. Implementation matrix of the strategic objectives PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION ESTIMATED COST (Ksh) ‘000. dams.Improved distribution of water -Reduced distances to water points -Reliable river/stream flows -Improved water quality . Keiyo (4). water pans constructed. -One dam completed.(6).000 STAKEHOLDERS TIME FRAME 1.g. -Update feasibility studies on Kimwarer and Arror Sector Total Ksh 300 million ___________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 44 .Kimao dam water supply Samburu -one dam Water Pans Baringo (6) Koibatek.Table 25. -Destruction of water catchments -Low water quality -Inadequate hydrological data measures -Develop rainwater harvesting and spring protection programmes -Enhance Hydrological -4 No.Availability of reliable hydrological data -Construction of water conservation structures (e.

e.Implementation Matrix cont’d………. Livestock Development .Turkwel) 8 2006-09 16 2005-09 Baringo Turkana (L. honey processing plants constructed/ rehabilitated -Ostrich demonstration farm in place and fish fingerlings introduced in water reservoirs -No.Low quality breeds -Low quality livestock products -Limited access to terminal markets -Prolonged droughts -Improved quality of stock and products e. PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE -To promote the development of livestock production and marketing CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION ESTIMATED COST (Ksh ‘000.000) STAKEHOLDERS Communities TIME FRAME 2.Increased access to organised markets -4 No. honey -Improved access to markets -Higher incomes realised -Improved access to water and pasture -Reduced animal mortality -Establish and strengthen livestock multiplication centres -Provide improved bee-hives and harvesting equipment -Develop marketing infrastructure.g.g. Turkana ) 2005-10 All 7 districts 28 2006-09 30 ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 45 . of livestock watering points established -Acreage of All 7 districts All 7 districts 100 28 GOK KVDA NGOs CBOs CSOs 2005-07 2005-07 All 7 districts 225 2005-09 Samburu W/Pokot Koibatek Baringo Samburu W/Pokot (L. sale yards and -Frequent outbreaks of diseases honey collection centres -Construction/ rehabilitation of 4 No. -Training of Paravets -Availability of improved breeding stock -Increased number of modern beehives -Tonnage of crude honey purchased . honey processing plants -Introduce diversified livestock: fish. ostriches -Construct ion of livestock watering points -Reseeding/ pasture establishment.

of Paravets trained All 7 districts 7 All 7 districts 2005-2010 Sector total Kshs.reseeded range lands -No. 442 million ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 46 .

Kshs 1.5 million ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 47 .575.PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT -Increased land productivity ACTIVITIES -Develop INDICATORS -Acreage under irrigation LOCATION -Marakwet -Arror Phase I [380Ha]. -Tot pilot farm [40Ha] -W/Pokot Wei-Wei Phase III [265 Ha] -Turkana -Nakwamoru phase 1 [60 Ha] All 7 districts ESTIMATED COST (Kshs‘000.000) STAKEHOLDERS Communities TIME FRAME 2006-10 2005-09 2005-08 3. Agricultural Resources Development To promote agricultural production.5 2005-10 Sector total . processing and marketing -Low crop yields -Frequent droughts -Inadequate marketing infrastructure -Soil degradation irrigation projects 575 40 800 -Food sufficiency GOK KVDA NGOs CBOs CSOs 60 2005-10 -Increased land under irrigation -Increased access to markets -Develop minor irrigation schemes -Promote Soil & Water Conservation -Number of operational irrigation schemes 70 2005-10 -Reduced soil erosion -Improved food production and food security -Improved farming techniques -Promote dry land farming Koibatek W/Pokot Keiyo Samburu All 7 districts 20 2005-10 -Promote agricultural extension services 10.

Mineral resources Survey and development Promote exploration and wise use of mineral resources in the region -Inadequate technical expertise -Lack of specialised equipment -Inadequate data on mineral deposits -Accurate information on mineral deposits -Increased mineral prospecting and mining -Carry out surveys -Dissemination of information to potential investors -Availability of documented data -Number of investors willing to prospect and carry out mining All 7 districts 93.1 ME &NR KVDA CBOs CSOs 2005-10 All 7 districts 2.95.000) STAKEHOLDERS TIME FRAME 4.2 million ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 48 .‘000.PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION ESTIMATED COST (Kshs.1 2005-09 Sector Total Kshs.

____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 49 . of tree seedlings raised All 7 districts Koibatek. All 7 districts 90 2005-10 -Conservation of the Turkwel dam catchment -Reduced sediment flow into Turkwel dam reservoir W/Pokot 1000 2005-10 Sector Total Kshs. Catchment Conservation and Rehabilitation To promote catchment conservation and rehabilitation -Destruction of forests and water catchment areas -Land degradation -Increased area under forest cover -Increased availability of forest products -Improved water sources and reliable river flows -Community sensitisation/ -No. 240.4 20 -Afforestation -Establish woodlots -Area under forests and woodlots W/Pokot-6 Turkana -2 Samburu-2 Keiyo -2 All 7 districts 100 GOK KVDA ME &NR NGOs CBOs CSOs Local Authorities Private Companies and Local Investors 2005-10 2005-09 2005-10 -Carry out soil and water conservation and rehabilitation measures -Reduced soil erosion. of farmers/groups All 7 districts ESTIMATED COST (Kshs‘000.1..Implementation matrix cont’d ……….000) 31 STAKEHOLDERS TIME FRAME capacity building -Establishment of tree nurseries trained and supported -No.2 Marakwet. PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION 5.2 Baringo.99 million Implementation matrix cont’d……………..








ESTIMATED COST (Ksh‘000,000)



6. Energy Resources Development

To promote
development of

energy resources

-Underdeveloped sources of energy potential

-Increase utilisation of
available energy

development of:hydropower -Carry out feasibility studies for other sources of energy e.g. wind and geothermal

-Arror 70 MW hydropower implemented -Feasibility study reports available

MarakwetArror 70mw All 7 districts





-Electrical power generation -Sustainable use of wood fuel -Use of appropriate technology


-Establish wood lots -Promote use of energy saving devices (e. g improved jikos)

-School drop-out rates for girls reduced

-Promote use of solar energy in educational institution especially girls boarding schools

-Increased availability of wood fuel -Reduce destruction of vegetation -Increased number of people using energy saving devices -One school per district installed with solar energy technology

All 7 districts


All 7 districts


All 7 districts

Ministry of Education


Sector Total Kshs. 42.1 million

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Implementation matrix cont’d………………………

7.Capacity Building Programme

To build capacity to plan, implement and monitor
programmes and


-Inadequate skilled manpower -Inadequate financial resources -Weak Data base -Low adoption of ICT -Low literacy level among communities in the region

-Trained skilled manpower -More informed communities -Data resource centre established -Effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning System in place -Projects in planned funded & implemented -KVDA ICT policy in place -Easy access to and availability of credit for microenterprises

-Training/capacity building -Financial resources

-Establish a resource centre -Establish a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning System -Collect planning data and information -Formulate KVDA ICT policy
-Established ICT centre -Setup KVDA Web-site

-Number of staff/community CBOS trained -Increased funding for development secured –Data resource centre in place -MEL unit and system established -Operational ICT centre -Operational Web-site

KVDA Headquarters



KVDA, Communities, NGOS, MRDA, Line Ministries,







- Establish revolving funds for microenterprises


- Lack of access to credit facilities by rural communities

-Number of loanees and FSA’s



Sector total Kshs.120 million

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The implementation of the Strategic Plan will require substantial human, physical and financial resources and will involve the participation of the stakeholders at all levels of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The strategic plan will provide the Board of Directors, the management and stakeholders in the region with guidelines that clearly define the Authority’s way forward. The development of programmes with specific objectives will increase efficiency and effectiveness, accountability and transparency. A programme for monitoring and evaluation will be put in place during the execution of the plan. Annual work plans with clear time frames for implementation of specific activities will be drawn. The programmes will be monitored both internally and externally. Programme managers will organise regular meetings to review implementation, identify constraints and make appropriate recommendations. Facilities for electronic linkages with stakeholders and other collaborating institutions will be enhanced for information dissemination. The execution of this plan including awarding of contracts, procurement procedures e.t.c will be in accordance with government regulations. The implementation matrix for all the programmes under the various strategic objectives is indicated in Table 25. KVDA will, within the plan period (2005-2010), endeavour to implement programmes to achieve the following seven strategic objectives. 5.1 SUMMARY OF STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND OUTPUTS Objective 1: To promote development and sustainable utilization of water resources in the region. Expected Output:- Improved utilisation of water. Objective 2:- To promote the development of livestock production and marketing. Expected Output:- Improved quality of livestock and easier access to markets. Objective 3:- To promote agricultural production, processing and marketing. Expected Output:- Improved food sufficiency and increased incomes. Objective 4:- To promote the exploration and wise use of mineral resources. Expected Output:- Wise use of mineral resources and improved incomes. Objective 5: To promote catchment conservation and rehabilitation. Expected Output:- Improved status of water, soils, forests and rangeland resources. Objective 6: To promote development of energy resources. Expected Output:- Increased utilisation of available energy resources.


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2 million. iv) Mineral Resource Development The mineral resources development programme is estimated to cost Ksh.9 million.15 million within the plan period. Ostrich farming will be encouraged. The implementation of this programme is estimated to cost Ksh.2 SECTORAL COST ESTIMATES OF THE PLAN The implementation of the plan will be undertaken in all the districts to achieve equitable and sustainable development as shown in Table 26. KVDA and other stakeholders will implement water supply projects and construct dams and water pans.42. Fish potential in West Pokot. horticultural crops development. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 53 . In addition. This project (Arror) is estimated to cost Ksh. Turkana and Baringo districts will be exploited.441.16 billion.300. i) Agricultural Resource Development Programmes and projects planned for implementation in the agricultural sector is estimated to cost Ksh. The total budget for implementation of projects within the sector is estimated to cost Ksh. soil and water conservation and agricultural extension services. The major projects are Wei Wei phase III in West Pokot district. iii) Water Resource Development In the water sub-sector.5 million. v) Energy Resource Development Development of programmes/projects in this sub-sector is estimated to cost Kshs. gypsum and other mineral deposits in the region. Expected Output:. Arror and Tot irrigation projects in Marakwet district and Turkwel downstream irrigation project in Turkana district with a total estimated cost of Ksh.07 million in the promotion of the development of energy resources in the region.1514. diatomite. ii) Livestock and Fisheries Development Activities geared towards improvement of livestock production and fisheries will be implemented in the seven districts. 5.Objective 7: To build capacity to plan.5 million. During the plan period (2005-2010).1575. The activities to be undertaken include regional exploration and project feasibility studies on the commercial exploitation of marble. talc. implement and monitor programmes and projects. This will be done in collaboration with other stakeholders. Special emphasis will be placed on promotion of dry land farming technologies.95. an appraisal of the feasibility studies for the proposed Arror hydro-power project will be undertaken and sourcing of funds from development partners for implementation will be pursued.Effective service delivery. agricultural programmes will be implemented for the production of both food and cash crops in all the districts.

KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 54 .99 million will be undertaken in all the districts.99 million.120 million. Conservation of other catchment areas in the region is estimated to cost Ksh.1240. The Turkwel dam catchment conservation and rehabilitation programme in West Pokot district is estimated to cost Ksh.1billion in the plan period and aims at prolonging the life-span of the Turkwel dam reservoir. The financial budgetary provision will cater for capacity building for all programmes and projects including staff training and community empowerment.240. vii) Capacity Building Capacity building programme will involve mobilisation of human. During the plan period the programme is estimated to cost Catchment Conservation and Rehabilitation Programme The catchment conservation and rehabilitation activities costing estimated Ksh. financial and technical resources to support effective implementation of the plan.

9 300.83 159.7 101.83 221.5 16.57 6.Chemeron projects 65.01 33.15 13.7 51.01 35.83 1970.45 61.01 1037.45 TOTAL SECTOR COSTS 1.575.81 ___________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 55 .57 6.5 Turkwel Down stream irrigation project 63.6 13.57 6.45 71.Table 26.5 Tot.57 42.07 1240.5 (Wei Wei TURKANA Agricultural Development (Crops) 11.6 13. Arror Irrigation projects 59.83 236.45 16.01 33.83 161. million) within plan period.6 13.57 6.6 13.7 33.01 33.6 95.6 13.01 33.2 6.5 441.57 6.83 3815.99 - - - - - - - 120 181.6 13.7 21.01 33.Summary of sectoral programmes and estimated costs (kshs.7 30. SECTOR BARINGO SAMBURU KOIBATEK KEIYO MARAKWET WEST POKOT 816.83 762.45 59.45 project phase III 65.5 Livestock and Fisheries Development Water resources Development Programmes Mineral Resource Development Programmes Energy Development Programmes Catchment Conservation and Rehabilitation Programmes Capacity building Programmes (Headquarters) Total Costs per District 65.5 16.5 Salawa.7 30.57 6.45 626.7 31.

Leasing of plant equipment and machinery. KVDA will source for funds through development of project proposals in strategic sectors. Provision of consultancy services. (iii). 5.5. Rent collection from residential and non-residential buildings. information and technology. Local communities will also be encouraged to participate in design and implementation of programmes through cost sharing. Internal revenue generation KVDA will increase and strengthen its income generation base to support some of its programmes. (ii). Joint sourcing of funds will also be encouraged. Total cost for implementation of the programmes for five years (2005-2010) is estimated at Ksh. The linkages will not only provide required funds but will enhance exchange of skills.3 FINANCING OF THE PLAN The implementation of this strategic plan will require substantial financial resources. (iv). (c). The annual budget for the various programmes will be submitted to the Government for funding. GOK as well as internal revenue generation. Strategic investors/development partners Collaborative linkages with various development agencies will be initiated and existing ones strengthened. Government of Kenya The main source of funding for KVDA activities is the Government of Kenya (both for recurrent and development expenditure). The following have been identified as internal sources of revenue:(a).4 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Due to the Government’s rationalisation programme aimed at improved performance and efficient and effective service delivery. (d). The expected sources of funds will be:(i). The organisational structure (Annex 3) will be streamlined in order to strengthen the implementation of the strategic plan.3815. (b). especially for infrastructural development is an important aspect for development in the region. The funds will be sourced from donors. Commercialization of some farming activities and services.81 million. the Authority will restructure its staff establishment and improve working conditions to attract and retain qualified personnel in various cadres (Annex 2). The Board of Directors and management will spearhead mobilisation of resources internally and externally. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 56 . Donor funding Donor funding.

Monitoring and Evaluation committees will be formed and stakeholders involved at all levels of project implementation. participatory monitoring and evaluation approaches will be applied. Evaluation and Learning (MEL) is a tool established for the purpose of measuring accomplishments and detecting the need for adjustments in the course of implementation of programmes. Identification of ways and means for feedback lessons learnt and replication of best practices. Emphasis on self-monitoring at all levels and stages. The process will take recognition of the roles and responsibilities of the communities change agents and the provincial administration. It will be used as a continuous feedback system. at every level of implementation. the quality and effectiveness of outputs. EVALUATION AND LEARNING Monitoring. how variables will be monitored. It ensures minimum deviation in realising desired outputs. To effectively monitor implementation of programmes. what to be monitored. project personnel and participating communities in collection. The process has a feedback system detailing achievements in all stages of project cycle. and Identification of stakeholders involved in monitoring. KVDA will co-ordinate monitoring and Evaluation activities while district committees will offer technical support the implementation of the programmes. on-going throughout the Plan period and involves the overseeing of periodic review of each activity. The feedback system will also allow for a participatory learning process for documentation of lessons learnt and replication of best practices. Selection of indicators for measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of activities. Consideration of cross-sectoral issues of relevance including purpose. The MEL process will involve managers. At all levels of programme and project implementation this will involve: • • • • • Definition of the main objectives and targets so that all participants have a common understanding of them. projects and activities within the plan period. ____________________________________ • page 57 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 . The Authority's programmes will be monitored both internally and externally on a continuous basis. The plan implementation will be monitored and performance evaluated periodically. results and impacts. Participatory monitoring and evaluation for decision-making will be adopted at all levels of planning including the community level as a means of promoting team work and stakeholders involvement in programme/project planning and implementation. who will monitor and evaluate and when will it be done will be considered. learning and evaluation at all levels of programme/project implementation.CHAPTER SIX MONITORING. It will also ensure capacity building spin-off benefit of learning by stakeholders. processing and communication of information that will assist in decision making throughout the plan period.

KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 58 .Some of the projects monitoring tools include the following:i) Annual reports ii) Departmental reports iii) Field survey reports iv) Progress reports v) Financial reports vi) Farm and technical designs vii) Regular feed back from community based programmes viii) Project impact study reports ix) Reports from meetings.

vi). Weaknesses. vii). The task of looking for alternative funding sources to fill this gap and effectively deliver and sustain the required services has been left upon KVDA to shoulder. therefore. However. ix). iii). there are also threats and weaknesses which impede realization of its objectives. a) Strengths Kerio Valley Development Authority has the following strengths:i) Existence of an enabling Act of Parliament. There exist many opportunities and strengths which offer good prospects for the Authority to succeed in its endeavours. ICT. x). Inadequate skilled human resources. take into account the threats.ANNEXES ANNEX ONE: INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS Strengths. v) Existence of developed projects/programmes in the region. iv). Poor terms and conditions of service. opportunities and strengths as part of challenges/prospects to address in order to meet its goals. KVDA will. ii). KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 59 . iii)Availability of feasibility study report and project proposals for funding/implementation. houses and plots.g. Lack of proper marketing strategies. Weak external linkages. Inadequate financial resources to implement the various projects in the expansive area of jurisdiction. iv) Possession of capital Assets for example Turkwel dam. weaknesses. Lack of monitoring and evaluation systems. b) Weaknesses Execution of the Authority’s mandate has been constrained by the following shortcomings and weaknesses. Old and inadequate plant and equipments. viii). v). Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) The Authority is operating under a situation of decreasing funding from Central Government for its programmes and projects against a growing expectation from the community.i). Slow adoption of technological changes e. Minimal attention to livestock development programmes yet it is a core-function. Lack of adequate data for effective planning. KVDA Plaza. ii) Existence of an approved establishment which provides for skilled personnel.

Improved prospects of peace in the neighbouring countries which should boost interregional trade. ix). beekeeping. Land tenure systems which militate against effective development and management interventions. Improved Government policy on ASAL areas. etc. iii). Existence of Ministry of Regional Development Authorities whose core mandate relates to Authority’s own. x). Availability of labour. High poverty levels. Political interference in siting of projects and utilisation of resources. vi). KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 60 . vi). vii). vii). Insecurity in the region resulting from banditry. Potential linkages with research institutions. Proximity to Eldoret International Airport enabling access to external markets. Some of these opportunities include:- i). Adverse weather conditions leading to prolonged drought. ii). viii). Availability of Indigenous Knowledge in various disciplines. livestock production. ii). Potential for establishment of rural industries utilising locally available resources. Untapped tourism potentials. iv). iii). Low literacy levels slowing down adoption of new technologies. Ready local market for food products. xi). Expansive land for development.sector (which lead to the transfer of Assets from KVDA to KenGen).g. Rampant environmental degradation. v). iv).c) Opportunities There exists many opportunities which offer good prospects for KVDA to progress and excel in its endeavours. Universities. irrigation and herbal medicines etc. NGO’s. cattle rustling and increased proliferation of small arms. the reorganisation of the power sub. xii). d) Threats Certain external factors pose a threat to the Authority’s operations. ix). Inconsistent Government policies e. These include:i). HIV/AIDS pandemic resulting in loss of productive manpower and financial resources. viii). famine and destructive floods. Availability of abundant natural resources. v).

1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 23 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 1 5 3 0 4 2 4 9 VARIANCE NO. NO. Hydrology Assistants Snr Hydrology Tech. -1 -1 -1 -1 1 0 -1 0 -2 -2 +15 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 0 +1 -1 +1 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 +2 0 -2 +4 +2 -1 -3 -6 +1 -9 TITLE Managing Director Deputy Managing Director Chief Engineer Civil Engineer (CECC) Hydropower Engineer Hydrology Specialist Tech. Geologist (Geologist III) Surveyor Assistant Surveyor Jnr Survey Assistant Planning Manager Snr Planning Officer Economist II Economist/Statistian I Asst. Geologist Asst. Assistant (Mining) Mining Tech. Officer Fisheries Officer Marketing Officer Marketing Assistant Marketing Clerks Livestock Officer (B/K) Tech Assistant (B/K) Farm Managers Agricultural Assistant Beekeeping Attendants KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 61 . Mining Engineer/Geologist Civil Engineer II Irrigation Engineer II Engineering Asst. Planning Officer Planning Assistant Librarian Library Assistant Agricultural Manager Snr Beekeeping Officer Senior Livestock officer Snr Range Officer Agricultural Officer I Horticulturalist Marketing Supt Agricultural Engineer Livestock Dev. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 8 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 8 3 18 NO IN POS.ANNEX TWO: CURRENT STAFF ESTABLISHMENT APPT. Hydrology Tech.

Assistant (Agri.Tech. Forester Forester Forestry Assistant Forestry Attendant Financial Controller Chief Accountant Senior Accountant Purchasing Manager Purchasing Officer Supplies Officer Purchasing Assistant Supplies Clerks Chief Internal Auditor Cost Accountant Internal Auditor Accountant I Accountant II Audit Assistant Accounts Assistants Snr Clerks Clerk I Store Assistant Clerks II Store Clerks Chief Legal Officer Legal Assistant Personnel Manager Snr personnel Officer Snr Administrative Officer Personnel Officer Assistant Personnel Officer Snr personnel Secretary Personal Secretary Asst. Personal Secretary Snr Copy Typist Copy Typist Copy Typist II Copy Typist III Computer Operator Switchboard Supervisor Telephone Operator Receptionist Snr Subordinate Staff Sub-Staff II Subordinate Staff Public Relations officer Assistant Public Relations Officer Liaison Officer Snr Transport Officer 14 1 2 8 15 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 4 10 6 13 1 66 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 3 3 7 10 3 1 8 4 50 13 67 1 1 2 1 14 1 2 6 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 13 16 23 1 88 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 10 6 9 9 1 4 5 62 17 48 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 -2 +8 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 +1 -1 0 0 -1 -1 0 -3 +3 +10 +10 0 +22 0 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 +1 0 +1 -1 -3 +1 +7 -1 -1 -6 -1 -4 +1 +12 +4 -19 -1 0 +3 -1 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 62 .) Snr.

Transport Officer Driver I Driver II Driver III Senior Mechanic Mechanic I Mechanic II Mechanic III Snr Security Officer Security Officer Senior Security Assistant Security Guard II Security Guard III 1 4 12 19 2 2 4 10 1 1 9 5 53 1 3 1 20 2 5 2 10 0 0 9 10 62 0 -1 -1 +-1 0 +3 -2 0 -1 -1 0 +5 +9 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 63 .

FINANCE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL & ADMIN. AGRICULTURE & LIVESTOCK DEV.ANNEX THREE: ORGANIZATION CHART KERIO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MANAGING DIRECTOR DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR PLANNING DEPARTMENT ENGINEERING. DEPT. DEPARTMENT Development Planning Division Monitoring and Evaluation Division ICT Division Engineering Division Crop Production Division Internal Audit Division Accounts Division Administration Division Water Resources Division Catchment Conservtn. MINERAL & WATER RESOURCES DEPT. & Rehabilitation Division Business Development & Marketing Division Procurement & Supplies Division Personnel Division Mining Development & Geology Division Survey & Mapping Division Livestock & Fisheries Division Tourism & Wildlife Division Legal Division Training & Welfare Division Public Relations Division Premises Division Security Division Transport Division ___________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 64 .

KVDA would be able to finance its strategic plan if it received the expected revenue from sale of power from Turkwel project. The Authority developed Turkwel power generation plant as a source/base for revenue generation to fund other development activities in the region. KVDA. MOE and MORDA to resolve the issue of asset transfers and project benefits.ANNEX FOUR: TURKWEL HYDROPOWER GENERATION PLANT As part of internal revenue generation.86 per KWhr while retaining KenGen as a management agent at a fee of 18% of total revenue. The power generation assets were assigned to KenGen during the liberalisation of the power sub-sector without due consideration to the financial requirements to successfully implement KVDA’s extensive and varied programmes and projects. Negotiations have been going on among the stakeholders in the sub-sector. net annual earnings due to KVDA would be Ksh. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 65 . If KVDA was to sell power directly to KPLC at Ksh. Power generation from the project over the last ten years has been 360 to 400GWH per year. KenGen. KVDA hopes that conclusion of the negotiations will be successfully finalized soon.549 million based on 360 GWH per year.1.

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