xdvc af prof. jMMUST received a 3 million shilling donation from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The funding which included hydro lab for water preservation will be used as research equipment by PhD and Master of Science students. 

Handing the TWAS donation to DVC PRI, Prof. William Shivoga, Prof. J.K Rotich, the Ag. Vice Chancellor, who is also the DVC Administration and Finance today on Thursday, 22nd of June 2017 appreciated the funding noting that it will go a long way in enhancing research in MMUST.

Prof. Shivoga said the donation is under the bigger project for the Center of Water and Environmental Resource Management funded by MMUST URF, one among other projects under the World of Academy of Science. 

Dr. Caroline Mulinya one of the supervisors of the students lauded TWAS terming the donation as timely in regard to the socio- economic impact of River Isiukhu since the project is shall be used to sensitize the community on ways to preserve the water quality in the river and also train the community on how to maintain and generate of pure water in future thereby avoiding the pollution in the river water.

Prof. Shivoga said the viability of the research project shall be gauged when MMUST as a corporate institution shall embark on the process of manufacturing its own water so that the water can be of use during the National Kenya Music festival that scheduled to take place in MMUST as from 10th July, 2017 to 22nd July, 2017. Prof. Shivoga noted that although the donation presented by the TWAS meant for the research purpose, at the end of the project the society will benefit as part of Corporate Social Responsibility by MMUST.

Also present during the receiving of the donation was: Dr. Owino, the Ag. Dean, School of Sciences, Dr. Francis Orata, the CoD, Chemistry, Dr. Millicent Ndong’a, CoD, Biological Sciences and Mrs. Winnie Malala, Public Relations Officer.

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