Leaders pledge to establish Anglican University

Embu Governor Mbarire addresses guests during a past function, she has expressed her support for the planned Anglican University in Embu County.

Leaders in Embu County have agreed to unite in mobilising of resources from the private sector and the government for the launch of the Anglican University which stalled decades ago.

Led by the Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire, the leaders agreed that there was need for establish the university to promote higher academic education in the region.

‘We shall come together as leaders and campaign for financial and other resources from the government and the private sector to support the Anglican Church of Kenya come up with the first Anglican University in the region,” said the governor.

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Governor Mbarire who was addressing guests during the commissioning of Mbeere ACK Bishop Moses Mashamba as the dean of the ACK churches agreed with the elected leaders that the county had the capacity to host the university.

Embu is served mainly by the University of Embu which is situated in Manyatta Constituency and despite the availability of adequate land in Ishiara and Siakago areas in Mbeere, lack of resources has in the past affected the initiation of the university under the ACK Church.

Bishop Mashamba leading education in the ACK church —has been in the forefront of seeking support for the initiation of the institution — which he insists would generally provide huge opportunities residents and people beyond the region to access higher education.

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Embu Senator Mr. Alexander Mundigi initiated the campaigns for the university noting that such an institution would also attract investment in the areas of commerce as well as attracting young people to pursue higher education.

The Senator promised that he would talk to the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who was the chief guest during the function, whom he also termed as a personal friend.

By Robert Nyagah

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