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

(ii) (iii) (iv) (v) ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 5 . Innovation and Creativity Encourages innovation and creativity. Integrity Upholds fairness and openness in provision of quality service to stakeholders. Technological Compliance Embraces new ideas and techniques to enhance productivity. Cooperation Builds strong linkages with other stakeholders.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.

diarrhoea.3 65.s.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 .200mm 400mm 1.000 14 20km 3% 96% 45% 18 wildlife. scenic attractions.869 725. malaria. 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 .582 km sq 63703 km sq 7.442 764.9% 47.093 1:20 upper respiratory tract infection.0 2.900 km sq 3500m a.532 48.247 90% 1:42 118 15.176 19 6 km Negligible 1. skin infections 1:80.l 650mm 2.6 FACT SHEET 96. museums.734 km sq 2.442 1:1 59. of males -Total No.489.1.s.285 km sq 36. of Females -Male/Female ratio Life expectancy at birth (yrs) . geysers.l 300m a.

Turkana and western parts of Samburu. It lies between Latitudes 00 10′ South and 100 30′ North. Koibatek. Keiyo. Map1. The total area covered by the Authority is approximately 96. and longitudes 340 and 370 East.1 LOCATION AND SIZE KVDA area of jurisdiction is located in the North Western region of Kenya. This region includes the districts of Baringo. West Pokot.CHAPTER TWO PROFILE OF KVDA AREA OF JURISDICTION 2. KVDA OPERATION AREA ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 7 . representing 16. Marakwet.5% of the land mass of Kenya with over 80% being arid or semi-arid (Map1). KVDA’s interventions will greatly contribute to the regions development in accordance with the national objectives and general ASAL policy.285 sq Km.

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

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

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

Lodwar.281 69.4 SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2. Kapsowar and Kabarnet.218 158.8 3.587 23.697 336.912.003 184.072 142.978 143.9 Area [Km2] 8646 1439 2306 1588 4854 68388 9.590 (15.2 2.762 1.4 3.489. The population is currently estimated at 1. Samburu.1 Poverty Levels Poverty is severe in the region.445 355. Maralal.912.8%) of the people live in urban areas.3 3. Some of the large towns in the area are Kapenguria. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 11 .869 Growth rate [1979-1990] 3. Iten.4.717 165.105 57.948 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. Turkana. Pokot.702 158.285 Density 2004 35 114 72 100 34 7 39 2004 (Projections) 2010 (Projections) Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu* Turkana W. It is estimated that 285.613 554.9%.629 43.869 in 1999 thus an average annual growth rate of 3.4 3. Eldama Ravine.948 by the end of the plan period as shown in Table 1. Population density and distribution District 1979 [actual] 133.086 1.2.860 308.2 3.489. 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).220 407.392 176.086 1999 [actual] 264. Table1. 2.639 1.649 163.696. The population of the region has more than doubled from 677. However.843 73.865 138.163 140.288 450.696.939 502.652 677.086 in 1979 to 1. Njemps and the Elmolo. Pokot Total 299. the highly endowed agricultural areas have high concentration of settlements especially in Keiyo and Marakwet with population densities of 114 and 100 respectively.3 POPULATION PROFILE KVDA region is inhabited by six major ethnic communities namely the Kalenjin.090 49.064 96.949 75.697 and is expected to grow to 1.853 196.9 5. It is estimated that 51% of the population live below the poverty line.

7 39 73.024 1:76. with West Pokot. high illiteracy levels and inadequate educational facilities leading to high school drop out rates.9 6.3 64.7%. Samburu and Baringo having the highest mortality rates.000 *Based on population aged 10-14 yrs.3 63. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 12 .000 Poverty level (%) Literacy rate (%) Doctor: patient ratio Source: 1999 Census fact sheet 1:34.5 8. A large proportion of the people in the region are pastoralists who depend mainly on livestock as a source of employment.2 7.1 20 9.8 24. Crude Death Rates.5 62 29.9 7.7 31.700 1:50.2 44 - 6. The high rate of unemployment may also be attributed to negative cultural attitudes.5 4. The female child has a longer life expectancy at birth than the male child in all districts.8 69.5 11.2 39.2 1.3 9. 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.8 57 62.8 76.1 67 63.2 20.6 17. 2.3 50.000 5.2 7. Frequent droughts have impacted negatively on this sub-sector subsequently reducing employment opportunities (Table 3).3 41.300 5.3 1.8 43 - 7.4 15.e.9 70 63 69 6.9 7.5 2.8 9.7 8.5 1:150.2 9.2 Child Survival Comparative survival rates in the drier areas of the region are low i.2 127 55.8 6.9 6.8 1:156. Infant and Child Mortality Rates.4 8.6 13.6 4.2 68 5.2 26.6 49.000 1:75.3 69. 2.6 46 21.Table 2. Turkana.2 53 44.4 87. These are mainly ASAL districts which also score poorly in life expectancy compared to the rest.8 92 58 63.7 1:57.8 59.3 Unemployment The 1999 labour force survey indicated that unemployment in the KVDA region averaged 17.1 66 117 54.1 13. This is depicted in table 2.3 8.4 46 76.4.4 61.4. 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 62.2 8.3 100 58.

The region is largely arid and semi-arid where rainfall varies between 400mm (lowlands) and 2200mm (highlands) per annum.441 29. majority of them being urban dwellers.434 Employed Female 46. The lowlands make up to 80% of the region where the rains are unreliable and poorly distributed. Rural poverty is marked by its common connection to agriculture and land.713 1.16. Absolute food poverty estimates in the region are 60% compared to the national average of 53%.355 2.697 9.347 52.Table 3.384 5. CBS (1999) 2.823 245.730 23.068 24. Rural electrification programme which subsidizes the cost of accessing power is limited to a few rural centres that are closer to the large towns.237 30.548 19. pans.047 43.325 Unemployed Female 5. lakes.792 82. However it has improved the number of households accessing electricity to about 3.680/= per year for rural areas and Kshs.289 6.938 6.934 4. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 13 .895 58.754 63. This means that everyone in a family and/or householdincluding the most vulnerable members in society should have the desired consumption levels.5% of households have access to piped water. Marakwet. Employment levels by age and sex District Male Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu Turkana West Pokot Total 50. Water: 11.279 28.707 20.5% obtain water from streams.429 Total 8.554 1.318 56. Due to these conditions food security attainment in the region has been elusive.402 25.4. Absolute poverty line for year 2002 was Kshs. Electricity: Use of electricity is very low and is concentrated in the urban centres.671 3.5 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). This means 88.754 Adopted from labour force surveys. road run offs.639 55.460 2.729 39. 2.454 28. safe drinking water.31.999 15.245 1.680/= per year for urban areas.447 545.345 4.788 53.799 2. electricity and toilets are out of reach to the majority of the population in the region.4 Access to Basic Household Utilities Important social utilities such as.885 1. The most affected districts are Baringo.173 3. Turkana and West Pokot and Samburu where less than 10% of households have access to piped water.8% in the region. and roof catchment.884 49.202 106.624 300.524 6. Water from these sources is untreated and is a major cause of waterborne diseases.405 Total 96.486 26.839 Male 2.4.580 136.

sweet potatoes. Irish potatoes.000 metric tonnes of maize and beans annually against consumption (requirement) levels estimated at 648. Kabarnet Marigat.8 West Pokot 2500 4. Food production in the region is largely by small scale farmers. the urban areas and markets are also affected. livestock diseases. it is difficult to distribute food to most parts of the region.4. Area under Food Crops District Arable land (sq. The distribution of food requires physical infrastructure in terms of roads. Kapenguria. crop pests.2 Baringo 890 30 Keiyo 1300 60 Marakwet 5700 4.The communities in the region are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity because of the recurring droughts. and limited access to technology and information. Table 4. credit and financial services. fruits and vegetables.6 Koibatek 2500 7. cassava.8 Turkana In normal rainfall years.4. sorghum. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 14 . Kollowa. Eldama Ravine and Lodwar. the region produces 232. beans. More food crops are produced in the highland areas and very little in the lowlands (ASAL). 2. The deficit (maize and beans). 2. Area under food crops (%) Samburu 50 98 1500 10. Due to poor road network. These depots are strategically located throughout the region and form strategic centres for food security.000 metric tonnes.6 Food crop production The main food crops produced in the region are maize. Although food insecurity is widespread in rural areas.000 metric tonnes per year. The area under food crops as a percentage of the total arable land per district is shown in Table 4. cowpeas. hence the latter are always food deficit areas. vehicles and storage facilities capable of moving and holding the food. Food production is high in the humid and sub-humid zones and low in the dry sub-humid to arid zones.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. Kimalel. The National Cereals and Produce Board has constructed food depots at Sigor. finger millet. Kacheliba. is therefore 416.

Lokichogio and then Sudan border . special purpose or rural access roads. Arror (40ha) and Tot (18 ha) is approximately 1700 tonnes per year. These are primary roads linking important centres to higher class roads. 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. Instability in food production. Below is an overview of the various classes of roads in the region: Class A. The types of roads in the region are shown in Table 5. The network is denser in the more productive and populated areas compared to the arid areas of the region. They form the bulk of the roads (about 1500km) in the area and carry most of the trade in the region. 2.500km long. The existing road network in the region is categorised into classified. coupled with low and unstable incomes make the populations in these areas particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. KVDA has implemented agricultural projects to mitigate the problem of food insecurity. The Nyahururu . isolation and relatively low population density. 2.2. Total food crop production in the agricultural projects of Wei Wei (275ha). 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. Class B. the region lags behind other parts of the country in the development of transport.Nakuru road is also classified in this category.9 KVDA’s Contribution Towards Food Security In its endeavours to attain food sufficiency in the region. The unreliable rainfall and sparse vegetation renders the land liable to rapid degradation as population pressure increases.4. the region has 80 Km of roads per thousand square kilometres compared to the national average of 258 km per thousand square kilometres. International trunk roads. For example.5 INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE REGION Due to the rugged terrain. Over 2000 households are directly dependent on these projects for their livelihoods. National trunk roads linking important centres.5.1 Roads The road network in the region is not as developed as compared to other regions in the country.8 The Ability of Households to Acquire Food Household incomes are lower in semi-arid areas than in high and medium potential agricultural areas. communications and other infrastructure.4. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 15 . 2. 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. Class C. From Kapenguria .

These are secondary roads linking locally important centres to the larger towns.Class D. Table 5. health and security.184 Source: Various District Development Plans 2002-2008 2.3 Railway Transport Transportation by rail for both cargo and passengers is negligible in the region although this is a very important form of transport. Marakwet-1. tourism. and Turkana 22.2 Air Transport Air transport is becoming increasingly important in the region for business.5. Most of the airstrips are in serviceable condition. 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. Whereas only the fluorspar mines at Kimwarer were served with electricity in the early 1980s. Baringo-6. They account for about 1000 Km of the road network in the region. Keiyo-1.5. The region has 34 operational airstrips distributed in various districts as follows. These are minor roads linking all the minor market centres and the locally important centres. West Pokot-4.4 Energy The availability of electricity in the region has increased over the last 10 years. The railroad also passes southern Keiyo district over a stretch of 40 km. Eldoret International Airport is strategically located within the region with a good road network connection to the hinterland. the grid has now been extended to the main commercial centres as in (Table 6).5. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 16 . Many of the towns and trading centres in the region have or are within reasonable distances from air strips. Class E. The airport will boost the use of air transport especially for high value perishable horticultural produce.020 Baringo 198 333 737 Keiyo 87 326 171 Marakwet 0 342 333 West Pokot 151 349 697 Total 1026 2094 4. 2. Types of roads in the region (km) District Bitumen Gravel Earth Koibatek 120 377 226 Turkana 470 367 2.

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

Assessment of the percentage of population in the region with access to sanitation is shown in (Table 8). The number of people in the region accessing information and communication technology (ICT) is increasing.Table 7.2 16. However. 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. The distribution of the various modes of communication in the region is shown in (Table 9).5 26.7 Baringo & Koibatek Keiyo & Marakwet Turkana West Pokot 2.6 Telecommunication The region is expansive and most parts are remote therefore.5.2 48.8 83. telecommunications infrastructure is particularly critical for efficient exchange of information.8 6.poor households % with access to % with access to Safe Sanitation Unsafe Sanitation 58. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 18 .5 73. This threatens the health of the population through water-borne disease outbreaks.3 41.8 51.6 72. Recent government policy changes which liberalised the sector should spur the extension of telecommunication services in the region.4 Non.7 35.7 65.2 93. 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.3 64. this increase is concentrated mainly in the urban centres. Level of Sanitation District Poor households % with access to % with access to Safe Sanitation Unsafe Sanitation 27. Table 8.6 34.

Table 9.650 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 . Telecommunication infrastructure by district Type Baringo Households with land lines 871 connection No. of telephone booths 56 Post offices 11 Cell phone coverage (%) 10 Cyber cafés 3 ♣ Only towns in Western Samburu. Keiyo 214 15 5 20 1 Koibatek Marakwet ♣Samburu Turkana W/Pokot 1.

with the rivers Kerio. Arror and Embobut.500 sq. In line with its mandate. The water in this basin is characterized by high pH (8. (iii) Kerio river basin covering 17. While there is perennial flow in the upper Suguta river.Km that covers mount Elgon.800 sq. These resources are discussed below. to the south by the lower Turkwel basin and to the north by Murua Rith hills and has an area of 5. Kanyangareng. agricultural land. 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. The surface water sources are confined to five drainage basins as follows:(i) Lakes Bogoria and Baringo basin with approximate area of 4. This makes the water unsuitable for domestic. (ii) Destruction of water catchment areas. 3.835 sq.1 WATER RESOURCES Water resources contribute enormously to economic productivity and the social well-being of human populace. Turkwel.5-10. Km lies between Kerio river basin to the west and Ewaso Nyiro river basin to the east. livestock. The annual discharge is 331 million cubic metres. (iii) Uncontrolled abstraction.Km.Km. Kerio and Turkwel as well as the Lotikipi plains.900 sq.CHAPTER THREE STATUS OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE REGION The region is endowed with natural resources which include water. It has an annual discharge of 811 million cubic metres. (ii) Suguta river catchment with an area of 12. Cherangany hills and mount Kadam in eastern Uganda. Muruny and Wei wei with a catchment area of 23. The study covered the catchments of Lakes Baringo and Bogoria. 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. 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. rivers Suguta. 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. Waseges and Rongai with a total discharge of 237 million cubic metres annually.Km. (v) Lake Turkana and its immediate basin bordered to the west by Lotikipi basin. 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 . (iv) Suam -Turkwel river basin with rivers Suam. it is highly saline except during periods of heavy rains. minerals. forests and wildlife. Molo.900 sq.6) and high levels of dissolved salts (1035-2500 mg/l) and fluoride. irrigation and livestock use. and have rivers Perkerra.

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

2.9 0. Maize and millet) and horticultural crops (e.02 Wildlife 0. sorghum.6 4900 3.g. The main crops grown are food crops (e. beans. Rain-fed crop production is unreliable and irrigation is an option for bringing more land under production in this zone.95 0. Citrus. Approximately 80% of the region lies in the ASAL zone and the predominant land use is pastoralism.0 11939 0.1 Marakwet 60 20 19 1 W/Pokot 40 50 0. coffee. potatoes (sweet and Irish). Land use pattern per district is shown in (Table 11). tea and horticultural crops. it has developed irrigation projects by harnessing the water resources.9 0.5-5 acres per household. Average farm sizes in the region vary between 0. These are intensive crop production projects KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 22 . Land use patterns Land use. Table 12. The low potential zones are the lowland areas which receive less than 850 mm of rainfall per annum with an erratic pattern.5 1. The soils are alluvial in nature and rich in nutrients. In partnership with other stakeholders.5 3.97 Source: District Development Plans 2002-2008 Keiyo 60 39 0. Area under crop production per district is shown in (Table 12). 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. The agricultural potential of this sub.05 0. cassava and vegetables while cash crops are mainly pyrethrum. Arable land occupies 39% of the region.9 6 3.1 Turkana 20 70 0.1 KVDA’S Contribution to Agricultural Development Since inception.01 Other uses 0. cotton. Pawpaws).g.5 27520 637 4.1 9 Agricultural production Though the dominant activity is pastoralism. both food and cash crops are produced in the region.5 Water masses 0. agricultural potential and agro-climatic zones are closely related. Mangoes. Food crops produced include maize. Land use pattern (%) Land Use Samburu Koibatek Baringo Arable land 4 60 29 Pasture/pastoralism 90 30 70 Forestry 5 8 0.5 76675 3160 2 18000 1900 3. Table 11. KVDA has been engaged in the promotion and development of agricultural activities in the region.5 26963 445.The medium potential zones are areas along the escarpment with altitudes ranging from 1500m to 2000m above sea level. millet.2 Source: District Development Plans 2004-2008 3.region is medium with rainfall ranging from 850mm to 1000 mm per annum.

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

The on-going agricultural projects include Wei Wei.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. Project Wei Wei Project Phase I &II Cultivated Land in (ha. Arror and Salawa as shown in (Table 13).The Authority also provides tractor hire and agricultural extension services in the region.) • 275 sprinkler irrigation Outputs Ksh. On-going agricultural projects. Table 13. Tot. Maturing crop of sorghum at Wei Wei project –West Pokot district KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 24 . Alternative water source being sought.

On completion of phase III. Under this project 275 ha have been developed by KVDA and the local community with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Cooperation. 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. vegetables and other horticultural crops. Wei Wei irrigation intake at Sangat –West Pokot district KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 25 .000 and incomes from sale of farm produce will rise by over 20 million shillings annually. the Wei Wei project will be supporting a direct population of 4.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.

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

000 50.000 50. (ii).000 20. Soil degradation.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. (ii). KVDA will undertake the following:(i). Poor soil quality.000 20.000 20. Promote and intensify agricultural extension services.000 10. In addressing these constraints. (v). Poor marketing infrastructure.000 25. ____________________________________ • page 27 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 .000 20.000 20.000 20. (iv) Frequent droughts.Table 14. 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. Expand the land area under irrigated and rain-fed agriculture.000 20.000 20.000 100.000 10. (iii).000 20.

44% of the total population are engaged in the sub-sector as shown in (Table 16).684 277.301 172.153 5.823 345.000 83. Cattle are mainly sold to generate income for household basic requirements.7 15 W/Pokot 39. Improve marketing infrastructure.750 168.396 164. Promote improved dry land farming technologies.390 1.5 8 Koibatek 74.006 78.321 143.964 8.490 117.910 191. Cattle rearing is the most important and popular enterprise in the region.320 980 158 37.930 6.600 1. 3.000 10.073 441 719.460 190. the relative importance of camels in the region is increasing.000 32.676 319.9 4.197 16.5 Marakwet 41. The local zebu and its crosses are the main breeds kept.4 - Land carrying capacity (acres/LU) Source – PDLD – RVP. (iv).714 7.030 140.840 4.760 0 295.3 LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES 3. Sheep) and camels are important in that order.312 260.1 Livestock Population and Distribution The KVDA region is essentially a livestock rearing zone and pastoralism is the predominant land use system.67 8 Turkana 193.898 199.626. Though forming a fairly small percentage. Cattle. cultural values and as a source of income.3.3 5 Samburu 4.637 16.102 259.050 565 39 45. carrying capacity and earnings by Districts Type Dairy cattle Beef cattle Goats Sheep Donkeys Poultry Camels Rabbits Pigs Earnings* (Kshs.445 62.689 1. Livestock Population.770 1. *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. The small East African goat and local breeds of sheep constitute the main flock in the region.600 576.137 1.159 94.762 107.4 Keiyo 41.770 180 82.566 479 0 56. Wool sheep are mainly found in high rainfall areas of West Pokot and Marakwet districts.525 753.273. (v).767 931.502 71. On average.767 6.709 78. Intensify soil and water conservation measures.255 140.176.500 283. Goats and sheep are kept particularly for meat.193 2. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 28 . The livestock population is as shown in (Table 15).186.699 734 40 66 8 Totals 239. small stock (goats.950 7.(iii). Table 15.545 24 135.577.4 8. Millions) Baringo 38.446 253.000 813.816 2.

579 54 52.000 50 Samburu 23. 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.190 Source – PDLD – RVP. W/Pokot 860 14.Table 16.702 16. Production in the region is mainly traditional and as a result the production level is low compared to the existing potential. Table 17.056 Keiyo 654 6 7.238 Baringo 6.T.000 53 3.267 19.H) and Langstroth.264 49 Marakwet 59.643 Marakwet 131 1 37. The distribution of bee-hives in the region is shown Table 17. People engaged in Livestock sub-sector District Population Engaged in livestock % of total population Turkana 310.734 69 W/Pokot 152.992 A display of honey products and refining equipment KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 29 .380 24 Koibatek 69. Distribution of various types of bee-hives per district Types Turkana KTBH 875 Langstroth 49 Loghives 9.215 42 Keiyo 30.742 Samburu 2.3. The bee-hives in use are the traditional log bee-hives.746 Totals 14. The largest production of honey is from traditional hives and hence the low quantity and quality. These forests and shrub grasslands are diverse in tree species hence form an inexhaustible floral resource for honey production.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.B.470 21 Baringo 62.068 110 156.377 Koibatek 2. Kenya Top Bar Hive (K.

(iv) Frequent disease outbreaks. Processing of honey is done at Rokocho honey centre located in Keiyo district with an annual capacity of 15 metric tonnes. Quantity of fish landed (tonnes) (1998-2002) 1999 2000 SITES 1998 L.3. (vi) Slow adoption of modern beekeeping techniques. Table 18.On-going Activities Since inception. 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. the Authority has implemented several activities to promote beekeeping and honey production in the region. Turkana 4268 5237 2108 L. 3. KVDA also provides beekeeping extension services and purchases crude honey. Other strategies will aim at minimising stock losses resulting from drought. access to veterinary services.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). (v) Poor infrastructure. (iii) Shortage of good quality breeding stock. 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. production of Kenya Top Bar Hives at Kabarnet Wood Workshop with a capacity to produce between 1000 and 2000 bee-hives annually. . 2001 3649 117 3766 2002 3847 286 4135 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 30 . provision of infrastructure. quality breeding stock and extension services. (ii) Lack or limited access to reliable markets. These include. Fishing in the main rivers and dams in the region is negligible although potential for improvement exists. water.

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

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

5 FORESTRY RESOURCES The region is endowed with indigenous and exotic tree species.403.916 18.257 KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 33 .000 7.314 22. Kapkanyar and Kamologon/Kabusien in West Pokot district.480 163. wood fuel (firewood and charcoal) and herbal medicine.000 51.721. Table 19.867 50.970 21. Indigenous forest – Cherangany hills. Marakwet district Forestry resources have mainly been exploited for timber.000 43. Area under forest cover & revenue collected by district District Area [Km2] Baringo Keiyo Koibatek Marakwet Samburu Turkana West Pokot Total Source: PFO. Chemosusu in Koibatek district.38 million compared to Kshs.000 62.691 Area[Km2] 229 282 521 655 755 347 2. Loroki in Samburu district and Katimok in Baringo district. Survival of the forests has constantly been threatened by over exploitation of timber without re-afforestation.088.960 31. Gazetted government forests in the region cover an area of about 2900 square Kilometres (3% of the region’s area).295 4.874.250.000 Area[Km2] 229 248 521 655 986 100 209 2.736 183. RVP 219 272 499 631 986 209 2816 1991 Revenue [Ksh] 483.000 38. These forests include Kipkunur. Annual revenue generated from sale of forest products has been declining since mid 1990s’.481 6.285 16. 18 million in 2002 (Table 19).405. Kiptaber and Embobut in Marakwet district. These are found in gazetted forest areas and community owned forests in trust lands. This necessitates community sensitization on forest management.839.398.947 2002 Revenue [Ksh] 210. Kaptagat and Elgeyo in Keiyo district. In 1996 the Forest department collected over Kshs.3.789 1996 Revenue [Ksh] 875.000 30.745 18.899 58. encroachment and charcoal burning.

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

000 50.000 100.000 20.000 100.000 50.000 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 50.000 30.000 100.000 50.000 100.000 100.Table 20.000 50.000 50.000 20.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 20.000 50.000 50.000 20.000 50.000 50.000 50. KVDA existing and planned tree nurseries SITE SEEDLING PRODUCTION ANNUALLY 50.000 20.000 50.000 50.000 50.000 50.

West Pokot 3.6 TOURISM AND WILDLIFE The region abounds with tourism potential as enumerated below:3.6. (i) Waterfalls: Torok and Kessup in Keiyo district. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 36 . Arror and Embobut in Marakwet district. Elgeyo Escarpment in Keiyo district. Sekerr hills in West Pokot district. (iii)Valleys: The great Rift Valley (Kerio Valley and Suguta Valley) (iv) Hills/Escarpments: Cherangany hills in Marakwet and West Pokot district.Advanced Gully Erosion – Mtembur. (ii) Cliffs: Rondinin (Sumot) and Kipngochoch in Baringo district and Kamariny in Keiyo district. Tugen hills in Baringo district and Mogila hills in Turkana district. (v) Gorges: Turkwel gorge in West Pokot district and Chebloch in Baringo and Keiyo districts border.1 Landscapes The region has picturesque landscapes that include among others.

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

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

6. These include:i) Poor road networks. 3.g. 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. Table 23.Table 22. ostrich farming.tourism enterprise in the region e. there are constraints that impede successful implementation of tourism programmes in the region. iii) Land tenure system hinders development of private tourism enterprise.4 Tourist Accommodation Facilities Most of the hotels in the region providing tourist-class facilities are situated in Baringo district. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 39 . The Authority in liaison with other stakeholders will promote activities towards enhancing eco. They have a combined bed capacity of more than 300 as shown in (Table 23).7 SUMMARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE REGION The status of natural resources in the region is summarized in (Table 24). 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. ii) Increased human-wildlife conflict. iv) Inadequate marketing of tourist potential. inadequate communication and tourist facilities.

and water pans Reseeding of rangelands Capacity building in treatment of animals Develop marketing infrastructure. ostriches etc. Provide improved bee-hives and processing equipment Facilitate branding of cattle.Agricultural Land To promote agricultural production. • • • 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 . dams. Livestock & Fisheries To improve livestock production and marketing. fish. 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. Hydrological monitoring Catchment conservation measures to protect river sources and regulate flows Construct wells.Holders Communities GOK KVDA NGOs CBOs CSOs • • • • • • • 2.Table 24. 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. boreholes and water pans. wells. Develop rain-water harvesting and spring protection programmes. dams. sale yards. Develop market infrastructure: processing facilities. 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. abattoirs and access roads Introduce diversified livestock. Status of natural resources Resources Available 1. • • • • • • • • • • • • Improved access to markets Improved access to water and pasture Improved quality of stock and products e. Water Resources Objective To promote development and sustainable utilisation of water resources in the region. Water resources inventory Activities • Construction of water supplies conservation structures eg.g.

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. 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. trust lands etc) • • • 5.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. Energy To promote energy resources development • • • • • Promote development of: hydropower. 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 . etc Promote use of energy saving devices (e.Holders NGOs CBOs CSOs Investors ME&NR KVDA CBOs CSOs Investors 4. 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.

soil and water conservation. develop rain water harvesting and spring protection programmes.CHAPTER FOUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES The strategic objectives were identified through a participatory process that involved wide consultation with all stakeholders. The Authority will liaise with other relevant institutions to promote marketing of agricultural produce mainly through market information and value addition. 4. construct water supply schemes and undertake catchment conservation measures. dry land farming. goats. and agricultural extension services. 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. 4. the Authority will initiate and strengthen the existing livestock multiplication and improvement centres.1 Objective 1: To promote development and sustainable utilization of Water resources To achieve the above objective.3 Objective 3: To promote development of agricultural production. It will identify strategic investors and facilitate mineral exploration. In addition the Authority will continue to promote honey production. Jointly with Fisheries Department and other stakeholders. the Authority will undertake the following activities:construction of water conservation structures. dams. The following objectives were identified as key priorities to guide programmes/projects implementation in the region during the plan period.2 Objective 2: To promote development of livestock production and marketing KVDA will undertake to improve the quality of the existing breeds of cattle. 4.4 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. processing and marketing through provision of beekeeping equipment and extension services. improve income and spur economic development in the region.g. horticultural crop production. processing and marketing The overall objective in the development of agricultural potential of the region includes promotion and development of irrigation schemes. and develop livestock infrastructure such as cattle dips. These activities will create employment. In addition. e. sheep and camels. the Authority will promote fishing in Turkwel dam reservoir and Lake Turkana. it will document all the findings and store the information in a data centre for use by stakeholders. water pans. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 42 . wells and boreholes. crushes and sale-yards. In collaboration with other stakeholders. 4.

c of stakeholders jointly involved in the implementation of programmes and projects under this strategic plan will be undertaken. This will be achieved through strengthening of social forestry and extension services. In addition adoption of energy saving devices will be promoted. 4.8 Implementation matrix The implementation of the strategic objectives 4. water and forests for sustainable utilization of their productive potential.1 to 4. establishment of more tree nurseries. Kimwarer. Embobut and Wei Wei rivers sites will be pursued. skills and/or attitude. 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. evaluation and learning programmes.g. 4. training e. community sensitization and strengthening of linkages and collaboration with stakeholders. micro-financing.t. implement and monitor programmes and Projects In order to realise its mandated objectives and to effectively implement the plan. The Authority in collaboration with other stakeholders will also carry out monitoring.5 Objective 5: To promote Catchment conservation and Rehabilitation KVDA will promote the conservation of natural resources particularly land. Suitable courses tailored to improve staff knowledge. soils. An elaborate training programme will be formulated and implemented both for KVDA staff and the communities collaborating with the Authority. Other capacity building needs e. wind and geothermal power projects in the region. The Authority will link/collaborate with Public Universities in enhancing training/capacity building for its staff. but are also filling an objectively identified gap in knowledge. the Authority will undertake to revamp its human and technical capacity. skills and attitudes to work will be encouraged to enhance work performance.7 Objective 7: To build capacity to plan.4. soil and water conservation. 4. The Authority will also establish revolving funds for micro-enterprises for easy access to credit by the rural communities.6 Objective 6: To promote development of energy resources KVDA with other stakeholders will promote development of hydro-power. Possibilities of developing hydro-power at Arror.7 above are as summarised in (Table 25):- KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 43 .

West Pokot (4) Boreholes Turkana – 4 Water Springs West Pokot . Keiyo (4).Improved distribution of water -Reduced distances to water points -Reliable river/stream flows -Improved water quality . water pans constructed.(6).Poor distribution of water sources in time and space -Lack of an effective monitoring systems . boreholes and water pans) and water supply schemes -Provision of water for sanitation to schools for development of girl child education -Undertake catchment conservation .Availability of reliable hydrological data -Construction of water conservation structures (e. -Update feasibility studies on Kimwarer and Arror Sector Total Ksh 300 million ___________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 44 . springs developed and protected -Conserved water catchment areas -Availability of safe drinking water -Updated hydrological data and reports Baringo. -One dam completed.Table 25.28 No. Turkana (2).Water Resources Development To promote development and sustainable utilisation of water resources in the region .000 STAKEHOLDERS TIME FRAME 1. boreholes completed -4 No. Implementation matrix of the strategic objectives PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION ESTIMATED COST (Ksh) ‘000. -Destruction of water catchments -Low water quality -Inadequate hydrological data measures -Develop rainwater harvesting and spring protection programmes -Enhance Hydrological -4 No.Kimao dam water supply Samburu -one dam Water Pans Baringo (6) Koibatek. Samburu (6).g. wells.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. dams.

Increased access to organised markets -4 No.Implementation Matrix cont’d………. Livestock Development .Low quality breeds -Low quality livestock products -Limited access to terminal markets -Prolonged droughts -Improved quality of stock and products e. honey processing plants constructed/ rehabilitated -Ostrich demonstration farm in place and fish fingerlings introduced in water reservoirs -No.g. 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. -Training of Paravets -Availability of improved breeding stock -Increased number of modern beehives -Tonnage of crude honey purchased .g. ostriches -Construct ion of livestock watering points -Reseeding/ pasture establishment. honey processing plants -Introduce diversified livestock: fish. PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE -To promote the development of livestock production and marketing CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION ESTIMATED COST (Ksh ‘000. e. 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.Turkwel) 8 2006-09 16 2005-09 Baringo Turkana (L. sale yards and -Frequent outbreaks of diseases honey collection centres -Construction/ rehabilitation of 4 No. Turkana ) 2005-10 All 7 districts 28 2006-09 30 ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 45 .000) STAKEHOLDERS Communities TIME FRAME 2.

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 .

000) STAKEHOLDERS Communities TIME FRAME 2006-10 2005-09 2005-08 3.PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT -Increased land productivity ACTIVITIES -Develop INDICATORS -Acreage under irrigation LOCATION -Marakwet -Arror Phase I [380Ha].Kshs 1. Agricultural Resources Development To promote agricultural production.5 million ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 47 .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. -Tot pilot farm [40Ha] -W/Pokot Wei-Wei Phase III [265 Ha] -Turkana -Nakwamoru phase 1 [60 Ha] All 7 districts ESTIMATED COST (Kshs‘000.575.

95.PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION ESTIMATED COST (Kshs.‘000.000) STAKEHOLDERS TIME FRAME 4.2 million ____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 48 .1 ME &NR KVDA CBOs CSOs 2005-10 All 7 districts 2.1 2005-09 Sector Total Kshs.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.

____________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 49 . PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVE CONSTRAINTS OUTPUT ACTIVITIES INDICATORS LOCATION 5.1.2 Baringo. 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.000) 31 STAKEHOLDERS TIME FRAME capacity building -Establishment of tree nurseries trained and supported -No. 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..Implementation matrix cont’d ……….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.2 Marakwet..99 million Implementation matrix cont’d……………. of farmers/groups All 7 districts ESTIMATED COST (Kshs‘000. of tree seedlings raised All 7 districts Koibatek. 240.








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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The implementation of this programme is estimated to cost Ksh.95. agricultural programmes will be implemented for the production of both food and cash crops in all the districts. Ostrich farming will be encouraged.42. Expected Output:. The activities to be undertaken include regional exploration and project feasibility studies on the commercial exploitation of marble. diatomite. gypsum and other mineral deposits in the region. The major projects are Wei Wei phase III in West Pokot district. v) Energy Resource Development Development of programmes/projects in this sub-sector is estimated to cost Kshs.16 billion.15 million within the plan period. iv) Mineral Resource Development The mineral resources development programme is estimated to cost Ksh.2 million. 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. KVDA and other stakeholders will implement water supply projects and construct dams and water pans. implement and monitor programmes and projects. horticultural crops development.Objective 7: To build capacity to plan. This will be done in collaboration with other stakeholders. Turkana and Baringo districts will be exploited.441. In addition.9 million.5 million. i) Agricultural Resource Development Programmes and projects planned for implementation in the agricultural sector is estimated to cost Ksh.300. This project (Arror) is estimated to cost Ksh.1575.1514. soil and water conservation and agricultural extension services.5 million. The total budget for implementation of projects within the sector is estimated to cost Ksh.07 million in the promotion of the development of energy resources in the region. talc.Effective service delivery. Arror and Tot irrigation projects in Marakwet district and Turkwel downstream irrigation project in Turkana district with a total estimated cost of Ksh. iii) Water Resource Development In the water sub-sector. 5.2 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 STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 53 . Special emphasis will be placed on promotion of dry land farming technologies. ii) Livestock and Fisheries Development Activities geared towards improvement of livestock production and fisheries will be implemented in the seven districts. During the plan period (2005-2010). Fish potential in West Pokot.

The financial budgetary provision will cater for capacity building for all programmes and projects including staff training and community empowerment. vii) Capacity Building Capacity building programme will involve mobilisation of human.1240. The Turkwel dam catchment conservation and rehabilitation programme in West Pokot district 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. During the plan period the programme is estimated to cost Ksh.240.99 million will be undertaken in all the districts.1billion in the plan period and aims at prolonging the life-span of the Turkwel dam reservoir. Conservation of other catchment areas in the region is estimated to cost Ksh.120 million.99 million. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 54 .

5 441.01 33.575.57 6.Chemeron projects 65.99 - - - - - - - 120 181.2 6.45 project phase III 65.83 161.57 42.5 Salawa.83 762.Table 26.5 Turkwel Down stream irrigation project 63.7 30.01 33.83 1970.7 21.15 13.7 31.57 6.83 221.83 159.6 13.57 6.6 13.45 71.7 33.83 3815.01 1037. million) within plan period.7 51.7 30.57 6.6 13.45 TOTAL SECTOR COSTS 1. Arror Irrigation projects 59.57 6.01 33.57 6.6 13.5 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 65.83 236.01 35.45 61.5 (Wei Wei TURKANA Agricultural Development (Crops) 11.01 33.5 16.45 59.6 13.6 95.Summary of sectoral programmes and estimated costs (kshs. SECTOR BARINGO SAMBURU KOIBATEK KEIYO MARAKWET WEST POKOT 816.9 300.5 16.6 13.45 626.07 1240.7 101.81 ___________________________________ KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 • page 55 .45 16.01 33.5 Tot.

(d).3815. The Board of Directors and management will spearhead mobilisation of resources internally and externally. (c). KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 56 . 5. (b). (iv). The funds will be sourced from donors.5. information and technology. Rent collection from residential and non-residential buildings. Provision of consultancy services. Internal revenue generation KVDA will increase and strengthen its income generation base to support some of its programmes. GOK as well as internal revenue generation. Joint sourcing of funds will also be encouraged. Leasing of plant equipment and machinery. the Authority will restructure its staff establishment and improve working conditions to attract and retain qualified personnel in various cadres (Annex 2). Donor funding Donor funding. Commercialization of some farming activities and services. The following have been identified as internal sources of revenue:(a). The expected sources of funds will be:(i). (ii). The organisational structure (Annex 3) will be streamlined in order to strengthen the implementation of the strategic plan.4 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Due to the Government’s rationalisation programme aimed at improved performance and efficient and effective service delivery. Local communities will also be encouraged to participate in design and implementation of programmes through cost sharing. (iii). The linkages will not only provide required funds but will enhance exchange of skills. Government of Kenya The main source of funding for KVDA activities is the Government of Kenya (both for recurrent and development expenditure). The annual budget for the various programmes will be submitted to the Government for funding.3 FINANCING OF THE PLAN The implementation of this strategic plan will require substantial financial resources.81 million. KVDA will source for funds through development of project proposals in strategic sectors. Strategic investors/development partners Collaborative linkages with various development agencies will be initiated and existing ones strengthened. especially for infrastructural development is an important aspect for development in the region. Total cost for implementation of the programmes for five years (2005-2010) is estimated at Ksh.

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

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. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ____________________________________ • page 58 .

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

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

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. 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. Hydrology Assistants Snr Hydrology Tech. 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. Geologist Asst. Geologist (Geologist III) Surveyor Assistant Surveyor Jnr Survey Assistant Planning Manager Snr Planning Officer Economist II Economist/Statistian I Asst.ANNEX TWO: CURRENT STAFF ESTABLISHMENT APPT. Hydrology Tech. NO. 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 . -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. Mining Engineer/Geologist Civil Engineer II Irrigation Engineer II Engineering Asst.

) Snr. 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. Assistant (Agri.Tech. 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 .

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 .

DEPT. FINANCE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL & ADMIN. AGRICULTURE & LIVESTOCK DEV. 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 .ANNEX THREE: ORGANIZATION CHART KERIO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MANAGING DIRECTOR DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR PLANNING DEPARTMENT ENGINEERING.

If KVDA was to sell power directly to KPLC at Ksh. net annual earnings due to KVDA would be Ksh. The Authority developed Turkwel power generation plant as a source/base for revenue generation to fund other development activities in the region.549 million based on 360 GWH per year. Power generation from the project over the last ten years has been 360 to 400GWH per year.ANNEX FOUR: TURKWEL HYDROPOWER GENERATION PLANT As part of internal revenue generation.1. 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. KVDA hopes that conclusion of the negotiations will be successfully finalized soon.86 per KWhr while retaining KenGen as a management agent at a fee of 18% of total revenue. KVDA would be able to finance its strategic plan if it received the expected revenue from sale of power from Turkwel project. KVDA STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2010 ___________________________________ • page 65 . KenGen. KVDA. MOE and MORDA to resolve the issue of asset transfers and project benefits.

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