It was song and dance at Kases village in North Pokot Sub County as Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency handed over the site for the construction of the multimillion Kases peace Dam near the border of Kenya and Uganda to the constructor.
When completed, the multi-purpose Dam is expected to benefit over 8,000 people from Kases, Males and Pcholio villages in West Pokot County.
In September last year, the two countries signed an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace among the Pokots, Turkana Karamojong communities
The programme dubbed Cross is being implemented by CRVWWDA on behalf of the National Governmnet.Border - Peace, and Development that seeks to end hostilities and resource-based conflicts among the three neighbouring communities and enhance sustainable development in the region by promoting non-violent interactions, collaborations and prosperity.
Leaders including West Pokot governor, Prof John Lonyangapuo, Pokot North MP, Mark Lomunokol, CRVWWDA Chief Executive Officer, Eng Hosea K Wendot, CRVWWDA General Manager Technical Services, Eng Samuel Oruma attend the colourful ceremony.
One million cubic litres is expected to be completed in the next one year and handed over to the community for use. It is located at Kases location, Kiwawa Ward, Kacheliba Constituency in West Pokot County.
Key components of the dam include; Excavation for core trench and dam reservoir, construction of earth embankment, spillway construction among others.