mmust5Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) has set up a campus in Kakuma, Turkana County that will offer a wider range of courses from certificate to degree.

The launch of the MMUST Kakuma Campus took place took place before the presentation ceremony for the award of Diploma certificates to 89 graduands on Friday 4th March, 2016 at the Kakuma Peace Centre. Speaking to the graduands, the chair of the MMUST Council and Pro-Chancellor Dr. David Nyamwaya congratulated the 89 Diploma holders many of whom are refugees from a number of African countries. 

The graduands had undergone a special academic programme which is a partnership involving MMUST, UNHCR and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) among other partners.”We have had more than 200 graduands in this programme so far and it is now time to have a substantive Campus in this region,” Vice Chancellor Prof. Fred Otieno noted.

The occasion was graced by the UNHCR Country Representative Dr. Raouf Mazou who appreciated the efforts made by the University in sustaining and expanding the programme and promised to continue collaborating with MMUST in meeting the educational needs of the refugee community in Kenya. The MMUST Team were welcomed by

Representing the Turkana Governor, Turkana Deputy Governor Hon. Peter Lokoel welcomed MMUST into the resource-rich region. “I assure you of the hospitality by the people of Turkana. We will indeed be happy to partner with you. This is a dream come true for the people of Turkana and the larger North Eastern region of Kenya.”

Head of WINDLE Trust Dr Njogu Marangu and the MP Turkana West, Hon David Nanok were among those who attended that auspicious occasion. LWF was represented by Ms Hellen Choge, LWF Programme Manager Mr Collins Onyango and Senior Education Officer Maureen Ogutu among other senior officers.

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