A new fleet of vehicles has been purchased by management in a bid to bolster research work in the Institute.
Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Yeri Kombe says that the first five batch of the sleek Mitsubishi ASX vehicles will ease movement of personnel and equipment between centres, field stations and related areas.
He said the Institute is in the process of replacing its fleet which have dilapidated over the recent past.
“We are going to replace the now old and almost dilapidated vehicles with new ones for all our stations and research facilities”, said Dr. Kombe shortly after commissioning the five vehicles.
Mr. John Musau, the Assistant Director (Administration) and Mr. Davis Mkoji, the Head of Corporate Affairs accompanied the Director to hand over the vehicles.
Departments that benefited from the vehicles include: Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (SERU), Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development (CBRD), Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research (CRDR) and the office of Assistant Director in charge the institute’s commercial enterprise.