By Mutuku fred
KMTC is set to get a new training site at Tseikuru in Kitui County after a site visit by KMTC Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki accompanied by Board Director Mithamo Muchiri and CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.
The team was received in the area by former Vice President Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, Mwingi North Member of Parliament Hon. Paul Nzengu, Tseikuru Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Anne Mitema, Tseikuru Ward Member of County Assembly Boniface Kilaa and Tseikuru Sub-County Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Ugas Mohammed.
Hon. Musyoka said that at least 30 acres of land next to the Tseikuru Sub-County Hospital would be given to KMTC for the establishment of Tseikuru Campus. He thanked the President Uhuru Kenyatta for the proliferation of KMTC in all parts of the country noting that “The proposed Tseikuru Campus, once up and running, will lead to further growth and development of the area,” he said adding that “The hospital will have a ready supply of competent healthcare providers.”
Hon. Nzengu said he would set aside Kshs. 25 million through the Mwingi North National Government-Constituency Development Fund within the next two years for construction of 10 classrooms to start off the Campus.
Board Chairman Prof. Kaloki said the College would invest Kshs. 100 million in the new Campus through employment of faculty and non-teaching staff, purchase of equipment for skills lab and books for the library among other materials for teaching and learning.
“The President is depending on KMTC to produce competent health workers to bridge the human resource for health gaps in the Country and we must deliver,” Prof. Kaloki said. He said the new Campus would mount courses in line with the health needs of the area in addition to courses with a focus on family.
CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo said the Board and Management would work closely with the area leaders to see the dream of having a KMTC Campus in Tseikuru become reality.
Others present during the event were KMTC Principals Ms. Mary Kibui (Mwingi), Ms. Evelyn Nyamai (Kitui) staff and students of Mwingi and Kitui Campuses and area residents.