Chiakariga Campus

KEWI Chiakariga Campus is a constituent campus of the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) which was established by an act of parliament in 2001 (Kenya Water Institute Act,2001).

Among its objectives is; to provide training programmes, seminars and workshops and produce publications aimed at maintaining standards in the  water and sanitation sectors.

Chiakariga Campus is located in Chiakariga  location,  Tharaka South District and  it is mainly geared towards providing sustainable water solutions in Arid and Semi-arids lands (ASALS) through training and applied research. The college  was officially opened  on 17th April 2010 by H.E. Hon, Mwai kibaki C.G.H.,M.P.,President and Commander – in – chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya

KEWI Chiakariga Campus occupies 17.5 Acres of land. 

Initially it  was a base for Kenya-Sweden Water and Sanitation Programme and MOWR/SIDA-Tharaka Water and Sanitation.

 The facility was handed over to KEWI in 2002 and opened its doors to students in September 2009.

The campus was established to target courses related to Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs) such as Drainage and Irrigation, Water Technology and Resource Management, etc

These are the Programs offered:

1. Diploma in Irrigation and Drainage EngineeringKCSE Mean Grade C- with at least D+ in Mathematics,
Physics, Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology
Three yearsKshs. 23,100
2. Diploma in Water Engineering
3. Certificate in Water EngineeringKCSE Mean Grade D+ with at least D in Mathematics,
Physics, Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology
Two yearsKshs. 21,800
4. Certificate in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
5. Water Operators Course in:
 Water Supply
 Meter Reading
 Sewerage Operations
KCSE Mean Grade D- with at least D- in English,
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Physical
Kshs. 21,800