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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.

Ag. Director KEMRI, Dr. Yeri Kombe takes a test-drive in one of the brand new Mitsubishi ASX car purchased for SERU as part of the Institute fleet upgrading exercise being implemented by the Institute.

Part of the brand new Mitsubishi ASX vehicles purchased as part of the Institute fleet upgrading exercise being implemented by the Institute.


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Acting Director KEMRI, Dr. Yeri Kombe, explains to the Governor of Taita Taveta County H.E. Granton Samboja how KEMRI hand sanitizer, KEMrub works, when the former paid a courtesy call on him at the County Headquarters in Wundanyi.

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Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Health visits KEMRI

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KEMRI’s Production Manager, Dr. James Kimotho explains a point to Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Health, Mr. Julius Korir (second left) and the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko (left) when the two visited KEMRI on Wednesday, 16th, August 2017.

Looking on is Dr. Yeri Kombe, the Acting Director, KEMRI, his deputies, Mr. Kamau Mugenda and Dr. Evans Amukoye.


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The 11th Annual NTD Conference, scheduled for December 6th-7th, 2017, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Dr. Julius Tuwei, Head of Hepatitis Lab, KEMRI discussing Hepatitis ahead of World Hepatitis Day observed every July 28th.


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