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Who We Are

Healthy Water Towers, Our Shared Heritage

Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA) is a State Corporation mandated to coordinate and oversee the protection, rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of water towers in Kenya. The Agency falls under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and was established in 2012 through provisions of the Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 27, Legal Notice No. 27 of 20th April 2012.

Mara River at the Source in Eastern Mau Water Tower


Healthy water towers for sustainable livelihoods.


To coordinate and oversee the protection, rehabilitation and conservation of water towers for their sustainable use.

Our Core Values

  • Leadership
  • Passion
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Sustainability

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Some key characteristics of water towers are upland areas that support reception, infiltration, percolation and storage of rainfall gradually releasing it into a drainage basin. water towers vary a lot in terms of size, shape and drainage pattern. @WaterTowersKe

Endau Hill Water tower is located in Kitui county ,it is the source of about 17 permanent springs .Water from the springs are piped into tanks at the foot of the hill for use
by the community .Some of the springs are kausya and ikituku .Rivers in kitui flow into Enziu River.

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Our business is to conserve water towers in Kenya ...

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Today the Ag. Director-General Prof. Julius Tanui held a meeting with Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) CEO Mrs. Mercy Wahome at their offices in Nairobi. KUCCPS is committed to ensuring that it makes a contribution to the national 10% tree cover by the end of next year. KUCCPs has affirmed that it will adopt a block of a water tower or a kilometre of the fence in Maasai Mau. Mrs. Wahome said she will dedicate 10% of the Service’s CSR budget towards tree planting. This is in line with the Presidential Directive issued by President Kenyatta on dedicating 10% of the CSR budget towards tree planting in the country. Mrs. Wahome also added that this was in line with the institution’s Performance Contract for 2020/21.
Prof. Tanui congratulated Mrs. Wahome for taking the initiative and demonstrating passion in conserving the water towers. Mrs Wahome also raised concern that students are no longer interested in environmental courses in universities and challenged Prof Tanui to explore ways of partnership in raising awareness on these courses.

Kuccps Placement
Ministry of Environment & Forestry
Kenya Forest Service

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The World Wetlands Day celebration was held at Sabaki Estuary in Magarini, Kilifi County. A total of 100,000 mangrove seedlings and propagules were planted. The event was presided over by the CS for Environment and Forestry Hon Keriako Tobiko. Chairman Dr Julius Malombe and Acting Director-General Prof. Julius Tanui also participated in the annual event. ...

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