The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is set to establish its first ever campus in Samburu County, after it secured land in Maralal town.
The College, once established will be the second operating tertiary institution in Samburu after the Samburu East Technical and Vocational Training Institute (TVET).
The acquisition of the KMTC land was part of the national government’s titling program in the County which saw the National Land Commission (NLC) embark on issuing over 5,000 title deeds in Maralal, to private owners and public institutions.
“KMTC will sit on 2.0269 hectares which is already titled and we are still processing a total of 5000 title deeds for Maralal town and its environs, a move which will spur economic growth,” said NLC member, Reginald Okumu.
Speaking to KNA, Samburu West Legislator, Naisula Lesuuda, confirmed that the National Treasury had already wired the money to the KMTC accounts to set up the campus and that construction will commence later this year.
She added that Samburu West National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF), has committed Sh 20 million for a tuition block.
The MP further said that NGCDF had already set aside Sh 10 million for the completion of Samburu West TVET which has stalled since 2017.
“Once the tertiary institutions are in operation, they will offer Samburu youth a better chance in life rather than engage in negative cultural practices such as moranism, child marriage and cattle rustling,” she said.
By Robert Githu