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It is not every day that one of the largest local banks joins hands with a leading research institute for the benefit of Kenyans. But this is precisely what Equity Bank Ltd and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is set to do.

The two have began discussions that will see a robust partnership on health research and mobile banking platform geared towards transforming the two sectors in the country. The Banks’ Chief Operating Officer Dr. Julius Kipn’getich and the then Director, KEMRI, Prof. Solomon Mpoke disclosed this recently. Although plans are still at advanced stage for their partnership, the Equity Bank Ltd will first start enrolling scientists and researchers on its mobile phone platform as soon as the service is rolled out.

The Bank, said Dr. Kipng’etich is eager to forge mutual beneficial partnerships with the Institute for the benefit of not just KEMRI, but all Kenyans because of the pivotal role of the institute in health research in Kenya and the region. “It would be a pleasure for the largest banks this region to join hands with the leading research institute for the benefit of humanity”, said Kipng’etich when he paid a courtesy call at Director, KEMRI, Prof. Solomon Mpoke recently.

He was accompanied to KEMRI by the bank’s General Manager, Ms. Agnes Wanjuki and Mr.Hezron Gikonyo, a Branch Manager, Equity Community Corporate Branch. Deputy Director in Charge of Administration & Finance, Ms. Linah Boit and Mr. Antony Wachira, Assistant Director in charge of Finance, were also present.

Dr. Kipng’etich and his team also took time to up-date the senior management in KEMRI on the progress towards their anticipated launch of their mobile phone and the opportunities the new network would present to KEMRI fraternity, as well as Kenyans.



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U-TAP Project Goes LIVE.

The Institute has launched the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) this Monday, 1st, July 2019 following a vigorous preparation that began early this year. Styled as Utafiti Afya Project (U-TAP) the ERP is to play a crucial role in the organization making staff more efficient, productive and expected to improve their general working environment. The system automates some of the Institute’s business processes, minimizing human processes that are prone to environmental and operational challenges. The ERP system will also enable the organization to manage their operational challenges through centralized repository. Director General, Prof. Yeri Kombe symbolically tapped the switch, approving a staff leave request, signaling the “Go-Live” system change-over during an event attended by Senior Management team and technical staff from Dynasoft Business Solutions Ltd, the consultants implementing the process. Prof. Kombe called upon all staff to embrace the new system and exercise patience during the transition period.


COL Deydre Teyhen – Commander, WRAIR pays a courtesy call on Director General KEMRI

Prof. Yeri Kombe, Director General KEMRI receives a gift from Colonel Deydre Teyhen, the Commanding Officer Walter Reed Army Institute of research when she paid him a courtesy call on Thursday 27/06/2019. KEMRI and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have had a fruitful collaboration for over 40 years.

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KEMRI has six (6) Main Programmes aligned to the KEMRI Strategic Master plan and the Vision 2030.

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The 7th East African Scientific & Health Conference, scheduled for March 27th-29th,2019 Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania.

KASH Conference 2019

Prof. Sam Kariuki talking about KEMRI Annual Scientific & Health Conference 2019.

DNA Testing Lab

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KEMRI Human DNA Identification Laboratory offers DNA testing services in the area of family relationship testing and Forensic DNA Testing. Read More