The Kenyan government acknowledges the challenges of over-relying on rain-fed agriculture, leading to frequent food shortages. In response, a plan is in place to improve water harvesting and storage capabilities through dam construction and rehabilitation of irrigation schemes. The proposed Radat dam aims to regulate the Perkerra River's flow, expanding the Perkera irrigation scheme and providing water for domestic use to approximately 188,000 people in Baringo South and Marigat sub-counties. Additionally, there's potential for selling water for irrigation to around 60,000 acres. The project, seeking USD 253 million in debt under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, is expected to generate over KES. 3.4 billion in annual gross revenue, benefiting around 350,000 people directly and indirectly. The recovery for investors will be through water tariffs and irrigation charges. The initiative, managed by the National Irrigation Authority, aims to enhance food security, generate economic opportunities, and provide reliable water access for agriculture and domestic use. The project is scheduled for a three-year implementation period starting from the construction year.


Public Private Partnership



Feasibility study

Baringo County