The Road to Masinga / by Steven Kitoto

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Masinga Dam is an embankment dam on the Tana River, the longest river in Kenya. It straddles the border of Embu and Machakos Counties in Eastern Province and is located about 100 km northeast of Nairobi.

A couple of weekends ago, OneTouch embarked on a tour of Machakos County (#OneTouchLiveMasaku), with our final destination being Masinga Dam.

The OneTouch team left earlier and I had to catch up with them in Thika town. The road to Masinga is not much of challenge and will not present with issues, you can easily head there in a small car no need for huge 4x4's. The road is tarmacked all the way up until 12kms to Masinga where you will be forced to do more of-road driving because the tarmac is laced with many potholes that make it look like the face of mars.

Me cruising off-road about 12kms from Masinga Dam. Photo by Sirnare

Me cruising off-road about 12kms from Masinga Dam. Photo by Sirnare

We made a stop at Kamuthumbu Hill, this is a hill not too far from Masinga Dam. Water is pumped from Masinga Dam up the hill into a reservoir at the top of the hill, which is then distributed to the whole of Kitui and Masinga areas.

Luanda a-top Kamuthumbu Hill

Luanda a-top Kamuthumbu Hill

@cherooty wife to @amungathegreat

@cherooty wife to @amungathegreat

The view from Kamuthumbu Hill

The view from Kamuthumbu Hill

The winding road that leads up Kamuthumbu Hill

The winding road that leads up Kamuthumbu Hill

Panoramic view from Kamuthumbu Hill

Panoramic view from Kamuthumbu Hill

After the view and some shooting we headed back down the hill to head to Masinga Dam. On arrival, we had to seek permission to shoot, after some time we were allowed in but told not to shoot the dam or power plant ... so we looked for a spot along the road and stopped to go under a bridge the river that flows from the dam.

@joemakeni framing a shot

@joemakeni framing a shot

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