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Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Prof Paul K Wainaina (LEFT) receives a dummy cheque for Ksh1M from Kenya Space Agency (KSA) presented by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry for Defence Amb. Dr Monica Juma (CENTER) together with Maj.General Thomas Chepkuto (second left) Acting Director-General KSA. Looking on (RIGHT) is Dr. Shadrack Mambo, Dean KU School of Engineering.The funds will be utilized to develop nano satellite prototype for imagery, telemetry and drones for agricultural use and disaster management in the country following a successful submission of a proposal by Kenyatta University to KSA.

The most reverend Anthony Muheria Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri presents the homily during an interfaith church service for staff and students at Kenyatta University.The service took place at Kenyatta university amphitheatre and Archbishop Muheria presented a sermon on the theme: Trusting in the good shepherd for restoration.

 

 

Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Prof Paul K Wainaina addresses staff and students during an interfaith church service at the university amphitheatre. The most reverend Anthony Muheria, Catholic Archbishop of of Nyeri presented the main sermon on the theme: Trusting in the good shepherd for restoration.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and Kenyatta University (KU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 9th October, 2020, to support road safety management in Kenya. The collaboration will provide a platform for research, innovation and academic partnership. Other key areas will include;

  1. The use of Technology in Road Safety
  2. Development of Innovative applications for Road Transport
  3. Data Analytics for Road Safety
  4. Training, Mentorship and internship in the fields of Engineering
  5. Use of Robotics, AI and Deep learning on data analysis
  6. Quality Assurance and project Management for NTSA Projects.

Speaking at the MOU signing ceremony, the Director General NTSA, Mr. George Njao, noted that through the collaboration, the Authority will have access to unique technology, specialized equipment, facilities and knowledge that will enhance road safety in Kenya. This partnership comes at a time when the Authority is in the process of implementing the Horn of Africa Gateway Development Project (HoAgDP) and this will go a long way in supporting the technological elements of the project, he added.

On his part the Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Prof. Paul Wainaina said the partnership is a testimony that Universities are solution providers to the most challenging social challenges and not just ivory tower institutions. KU, Prof. Wainaina said, is very keen in spearheading research and development and seeking home grown solutions to the challenges facing Kenya. Already KU has developed a ventilator that will be used in the mitigation of Covid-19 nationally. In addition, a team of innovators from various Universities across the country are currently being hosted at Kenyatta University in a 30-day challenge to develop a new digital learning device to be rolled out across the education sector.

 

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