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Turkwel River Outside Lodwar Town in Turkana County Kenya
Dry riverbed of the Turkwel river, just outside Lodwar town in Turkana County, Kenya

The Turkwel River (sometimes spelled Turkwell River) is a river flowing from Mount Elgon in the border of Kenya and Uganda to Lake Turkana. The river is called the Suam River from its source to the border with the West Pokot County of Kenya. The name Turkwel is derived from the Turkana name for the river, Tir-kol, which means translates to a river that "withstands the wilderness".


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