Kibabii University Awarded 70 Acres Land As Over 1200 Graduate


By Isabella Maua

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has on Thursday committed 70 acres of land in Sang’alo to cater for Kibabii University’s infrastructural development and research.

This was a fulfillment of his pledge to the institution for future expansion to accommodate the ever-growing number of students as the university celebrated its 8th graduation ceremony.

“Kibabii University and the County Government are conjoined. We commit to continuing our invaluable support for the varsity for tremendous growth,” he said.

Lusaka reiterated his relentlessness in ensuring the varsity enjoys the fruits of its standing partnership with the county government through infrastructural facelifts and academic boosts.

“Education is the key equalizer to compete globally. My administration will continue rendering its full support to the needy and vulnerable students through the county scholarship program,” he pledged.

He further noted, “Through our ambitious street lighting project, Kibabii University and its environs have access to proper lighting that has consequently addressed insecurities in the region.”

He pinpointed other crucial projects that will directly impact the university, among them the just-concluded KOICA Phase 2 water project and health facilities that will be equipped and upgraded.

“We have rolled out projects that will completely transform the livelihoods within and around Kibabii University. Plans are underway to equip and upgrade health facilities and dispensaries in this area to ensure residents and students get access to proper medical services, he echoed.

In the same breath, the county boss exhorted the university management to spearhead campaigns on the teenage pregnancy menace in the county.

“We must join forces in combating teenage pregnancies within this region since statistics are worrying and need formidable action and intervention,” the county boss enunciated.

Over 1,200 students culminated their academic journeys, receiving their awards at the Kibabii University Grounds.

The function was adorned by Paul Mungai, the Deputy Director of Higher Education, standing in for the PS State Department of Higher Education and Research, and was hosted by area leaders, including Kanduyi Member of the National Assembly John Makali.

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