|Plans mooted for a KEMRI University Campus and Research Station in Kwale County|
Director KEMRI, Dr. Solomon Mpoke gesticulate explains a point to KEMRI Board of Management, Chairman, Dr. Edwin Muinga Chokwe (holding an ipad) and Board Member Dr. Peter Omboga during atour of the a section of land earmarked for the construction of the KEMRI University Campus and Research Station.
KWALE COUNTY, KENYA, THURSDAY, 12TH, JAN 2012: Kwale County may soon get the Country's first University purely dedicated to Health Research if a proposal by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is realised.
Goleni-Nyugwani Councillor, Mr. Mwamumba Kityeke pointing to the boundaries of the second parcel of land identified by leaders of Kwale Town Council at Magombani Village, Tsimba location in Matunga Division where leaders propose the KEMRI University Campus and Research Station be located. Looking on are Director KEMRI, Dr. Solomon Mpoke (L), Mkare Jefwa, the Council Clerk (in checked shirt), Andrew Mulei, Council chairman (Second left) and KEMRI Board of Management, Chairman, Dr. Edwin Muinga Chokwe (holding an ipad).
While acknowledging the decision by the Kwale leaders, Dr. Muinga expressed his gratitude for their decision to consider working with KEMRI towards the realization of the development of KEMRI University Campus and a Research Station. "Education and Infrastructural Development are the cornerstone of Kenya's Vision 2030. Setting up a University here would bring enormous benefits not only to Kwale County but to the Coast Region and the entire country, in general", he said.