Kajiado, KMTC sign MoU to put up new campus

Kajado County Governor Joseph Ole Lenku (second right) KMTC Board Chairman Josiah Cheruiyot (second left) and CEO Dr Kelly Oluoch (left) after reviewing MOU for setting up KMTC Kajiado campus.

Kenya Medical Training Institute (KMTC) has finalised the agreement with County Government of Kajiado to set up Kajiado Campus after five years of negotiations.

Governor Joseph ole Lenku said they have reviewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the final stage to pave way for the construction of the campus.

Lenku who met with the top management of KMTC led by Board Chairman Josiah Cheruiyot and Chief Executive Officer Dr Kelly Oluoch said the institution will now start putting up the campus anytime.

The outlined MoU entails supporting the county in acquiring professionals, developing infrastructure, and providing training to nurses and other professionals in the health sector from Kajiado.

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The governor said the county will offer substantial bursaries and bcholarships to local students.

KMTC’s role revolves around admitting students from Kajiado, co-ordinating teaching activities, providing infrastructure, and implementing tree planting programmes and other climate smart interventions.

The county administration had allocated 50 acres of land town near Kajiado Referral Hospital for construction of the centre.

KMTC had struck a deal with the county government in 2018 to set up a new college at the county headquarters.

This will be the second campus in the county after the Loitoktok Kajiado South campus, the national government had also promised to build a new campus in controversial veterinary farm in Ngong.

The government had allocated part of Ngong Veterinary Farm for KMTC Campus and a level four hospital.

By Obegi Malack

obegimalack@gmail.com

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