Thwake in the Media

Thwake dam to provide much needed water for Konza city

KNA November 16, 2020 Counties, Editor's Pick, Infrastructure, Makueni Availability of clean, and reliable water from the Thwake Multi-Purpose Water Development Program will be a big boost to the Konza Technopolis city, which is currently under construction. ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs PS Jerome Ochieng said that water from the multi-billion...

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Government begins Athi River clean up upstream

By J Mwangangi - June 26, 2020 The Government has begun a clean up of the Athi River. This according to Water and Sanitation CS Sicily Kariuki who toured the Thwake dam site Wednesday. This the cabinet secretary says is to ensure the water used by locals is clean and...

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CS promises 400 more jobs to speed up Thwake Dam works

By KNA On Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 13:23 | 2 mins read Water Cabinet Secretary (CS) Sicily Kariuki has said an additional 400 workers will be recruited to fast-track the construction of Thwake Multi-purpose Dam to reclaim time lost during the Covid-19 period. CS Kariuki said that 37 percent...

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Thwake dam on course, CS Sicily Kariuki says

NEWS By Fredrick Obura | June 26th 2020 The government is optimistic about beating the 2022 deadline for the completion of the multi-billion Thwake dam project. The project is at 37 per cent in terms of the level of completion, a 5 per cent below the expected target by now owing to...

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Thwake Dam slowly takes shape with works 46% complete

Phase one which currently underway includes the construction of the 80.5-metre wall, the reservoir and the rock-filled dam. In Summary • The dam will supply up to 150,000 cubic metres of water daily for domestic use and is expected to be the main source of water for Konza Techno City. • The...

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China-backed dam project powers Kenya vision for tech city

By OTIATO OPALI in Nairobi, Kenya | China Daily | Updated: 2021-01-21 10:06 Construction of the first phase of a major hydroelectric dam in Kenya is nearing the halfway mark, with the Chinese-backed project promising to provide water and power supplies for a technology-driven city taking shape under an...

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Uhuru’s hope for food secure region lies in Thwake Dam

EASTERN By Vivianne Wandera | July 24th 2021 The Sh42 billion multipurpose embankment Thwake Dam is set to be complete in June next year. Upon its completion, the dam, which sits on 9,217 acres of land in Kitui and Makueni counties, with a catchment spanning about 10,274 square kilometres, is expected to...

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