Water Shortage in Northern Kenya

The North Eastern Province suffers perennial water shortage due to inadequate rainfall all year round. It is predominantly inhabited by ...

Water Bowsers Donated by JICA

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated 16 water bowsers, 2 trucks, 3 4WD vehicles, 180 water tanks, 16 generators ...

Fetching Water for Livestock

A pastoralist from a remote village fetch water from a man made well in Isiolo county, North Kenya. Water is ...

Access to Water and Sanitation

Women and children had to cover long distances to watering points, while the girl child is denied access to school ...

  • Who is NWSB

    We exist to ensure availability of sufficient potable water & sanitation services for Northern Kenya community through agents called Water Services Providers

  • Our Mission

    To enhance effectively coordinated provision of affordable and accessible safe water and sanitation services NWSB region

  • Our Vision

    To be the board with excellent access to adequate safe and affordable water and sanitation services in East Africa

  • Our Policy

    We are committed to efficient and economical provision of water and sanitation services to the communities under its jurisdiction.


Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) is a regional state corporation created under the Water Act 2002 to ensure availability of sufficient potable water and sanitation services for the people of the region through agents called Water Services Providers.

The Board covers seven (7) arid/semiarid Counties i.e. Isiolo, Laikipia, Garissa, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu and Wajir; all of which have a total area of approx, 244,860 Km2 (about 43% of Kenya). This area has a population of about 3.4 million people (2009) census and over 4.5million livestock.

Northern Kenya Water Project




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