Kenya - Small Towns and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Nov 2009
Signature Date 05 Apr 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 68,959,044.01
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed Small Towns, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project presents a next step of ADB’s involvement in the water sector of Kenya. The project addresses the water supply and sanitation problems in a number of small towns and the lack of water storage in Yatta area. It has three components (1) institutional development support to strengthen the commercial, technical and financial aspects of the Water Service Providers, (2) water supply and wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation and extension, and (3) water storage intervention which includes the construction of the multipurpose Yatta dam. The project will be implemented in a period of four years at a total cost of UA 77.92 million.

Project Objectives

The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the provision of improved water supply and sanitation in small towns and their surrounding areas, and to increase the multi-purpose water storage infrastructure.


The beneficiaries of the project will be Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWSB): population of Bondo and Siaya; Tana Water Services Board (TWSB): population of Maua, Mukurwe-ini, Othaya, and Tanathi Water Services Board (TAWSB): population of Kitui and Yatta District. The total number of beneficiaries is estimated at 0.78 million people.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Kenya
Ministry of Water Development


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-E00-007
Last Update 17 Sep 2020


Contact Details

Name SIFUMA John

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
-1.66667 37.8333 Yatta Location
-0.566667 36.95 Othaya
-0.566667 37.05 Mukuruweini
0.233333 37.9333 Maua
-1.36667 38.0167 Kitui
0.238611 34.2694 Bondo
0.06 34.2861 Siaya
-1.14598 37.5475 Matuu
-1.18402 37.4461 Kithimani
-0.56092 37.0476 Mukurwe-ini