Karemenu Dam and Irrigation Infrastructure
One of the viable projects identified in Kieni West Sub-county is Karemenu Dam and Irrigation Development Project. The project is aimed at constructing a dam and irrigation infrastructure capable of irrigating approximately 1,000Ha within Mugunda Location, Kieni West Sub-county in Nyeri County.
The dam site is located some 60km to the North West of Nyeri Town on Karemenu River which originates from the Aberdare Ranges at grid reference Easting 246109, Northing 9981564. The project is designed such that water will be conveyed to all potential farmers by gravity pipes from the dam.
The project will cover a gross area of 1,430Ha within Mugunda Location in Nyeri County. It is estimated that 384 households will benefit directly from the project. Based on available water and the prevailing topography, the project area has been defined to cover the four sub locations of Mugunda location namely; Kamiruri, Nairutia, Karemenu and Ruirii.
The estimated cost of the project is US$70.44 million