Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology on Wednesday 8th June, 2016 held a ground breaking ceremony of the Anatomy Laboratory for the School of Medicine and new tuition block in a colourful ceremony attended by Bishops from different faiths. The Chief Guest Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega blessed the grounds and planted a commemorative tree of the Anatomy Lab grounds. Other Bishops who graced the occasion were Bishop Simon Oketch of the ACK, Bishop Peter Chunge and Bishop Nicholas Olumasai.

The event which took at the proposed site for the new School of Medicine near the University’s Multipurpose Hall was also attended by the Luhya Council of Elders, WECO founder members led by Mzee Shivachi, the Kakamega County government representatives, member of staff and students. When complete the project will the students, staff and the community at large. 

Professor Fredrick Otieno urged the Bishops to continue praying for the project’s success. “This is a milestone not only for the University but also the region as a whole,’’ the VC noted.

DVC (Academic and Student Affairs) Professor Josephine Ngaira said that the School of Medicine is regulated by the Medical Board and the curriculum has already been approved. 

DVC (Administration and Finance) Professor Joseph Rotich recognised the great contribution in healthcare that will be a result from the establishment of the School of Medicine especially within the western region of Kenya. 

Executive Dean, School of Medicine Professor Charles Chunge thanked the MMUST Management for supporting the School of Medicine. He also observed that the new Medical School at MMUST will have a significant economic impact in Kenya and contribute immensely to improving the health sector.

Through its representative, the Kakamega County Government promised that bursaries would be made available for medical students once the School of Medicine admits its first batch.

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