The National Irrigation Board is set to revive irrigation schemes in Baringo South which had been abandoned over insecurity.
The Mukutani and Embosos irrigation schemes had been halted for two years as farmers flew the area due to cases of cattle rustling.
Irrigation PS Fred Segor who toured the area said his Ministry will rehabilitate the irrigation canals and will irrigate over 1,200 hactares of land to ensure food security.
“I have asked my officers to come and look at the design which is existing so we rehabilitate and repair the interquarts in preparation for productive agriculture in this area,”said Segor.
Baringo South MP Charles Kamuren welcomed the move saying it will greatly benefit residents who returned home after years of displacement due to insecurity.
Hundreds of people in the area had been forced to flee their homes following intensified bandit attacks.
The residents had resorted to farming but the irrigation schemes at Embosos and Mukutani were destroyed by the bandits.