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Within five years, put a million acres of land under modern irrigation


  • When made: 2013

  • Where made: Party manifesto

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Kenya currently has 504,880 acres under irrigation, according to May 2020 data from the National Irrigation Board.

This means that the administration missed the million-acre mark by 495,120 acres. The promise was made in 2013. Five years lapsed in 2018.  

In May 2020, Africa Check contacted the irrigation board for the latest figures. The board said the 504,880 acres included smallholder irrigation schemes (259,058 acres), public schemes (56,222 acres) and privately owned (189,600 acres).

Therefore, we find this promise was broken. —Africa Check, Last updated August 2020.