In Summary

  • He informed the university’s administration that water from the Napuu aquifer will be pumped to the campus.
  • Prof Kabaji said the agreement will enable the university's administration to incorporate development programmes by the county.
  • Masinde Muliro has already been given a parcel of land at Nadapal for setting up a campus.

All is now set for the establishment of the first public university in Turkana County after Governor Josphat Nanok signed an agreement with Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

On Wednesday, Governor Nanok inked a deal with the university’s top officials, led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Egara Kabaji, who is also acting as the principal of the constituent college.

The governor urged the university to prioritise courses on dry-land farming, health and education, among others.

These areas, he said, are critical in the development of the arid and semi-arid region whose many residents are pastoralists.

LODWAR HOSPITAL INTERNSHIPS

He also expressed hope that an assessment of Lodwar County Referral Hospital as a centre for internships will enable the university to offer courses in health and medicine.

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