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Kisumu Campus

Photo showing KEWI Kisumu main entrance gate

Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) – Kisumu Campus was established in September 2012 as a result of the need to have a Water Training and Research facility for the Western Kenya Region and as part of the initiative to devolve KEWI services to all the 47 counties of the Republic of Kenya. The current facility is situated about 8 kilometers East of Kisumu city at Kibos Centre and accessible by Matatu No. 7/11 from Kisumu town. The Campus is close to the largest fresh water lake in Africa, Lake Victoria where major rivers flow into. The campus is further next to three major water towers in Kenya i.e. Mau Forest Complex, Mount Elgon and Cherangany Hills. These platforms provide a lot of potential especially in Water Research and Wastewater Management. The campus has a facility that can host a research centre in relation to water sector. For instance, it has a 20 acre piece of land in Miwani which will be used as a training and research centre.  In Kisumu, numerous floods, water borne diseases such as cholera, and droughts are among the common phenomena. This is an opportunity for KEWI Kisumu Campus to participate in addressing the issues through research in the water sector.  The 20 acre piece of land will be developed to host international research centre where training and research activities can be conducted by all stakeholders in the water sector.

KEWI Kisumu conference room used for short courses

Conference Facility & Short courses at the campus

  • The Campus offers tailor made short courses in the water sector among them water quality management, waste water management, meter reading, water governance, remote sensing and GIS, Environmental Impact Assessments and audits, Non-revenue water management
Staff from various WSPs in session at KEWI Kisumu Campus