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Land and Resources, Rivers and Lakes

Lake Baringo, Galana, Lake Magadi, Eastern Rift, Lake Turkana

Kenya’s largest lake, excluding Lake Victoria on its western border, is Lake Turkana, in the northwest. Smaller lakes—including Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivahsa, and Lake Magadi—lie in or near the Eastern Rift. The country’s major rivers include the Tana and Galana (known as the Athi in its upper course) in the east, and the Kerio, Turkwel, and Nzoia in the west. Parts of each of these rivers are navigable by small vessels, but only the Tana is used by larger boats. Except for the Tana and some of its tributaries, most Kenyan rivers have not been used extensively for irrigation.



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Lake Baringo, Galana, Lake Magadi, Eastern Rift, Lake Turkana, upper course, Lake Nakuru, Kerio, Nzoia, western border, Lake Victoria, Tana, tributaries, northwest, small vessels, Parts, Athi

 
 

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