A new Multi-million KMTC Campus to be opened in Taveta
The new KMTC Taveta Campus built at a cost of Kshs 345 million is set to open its doors to the first students in September 2019.
This was announced during a consultative meeting held between the KMTC Board of Directors led by Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki, Taveta Sub-County Deputy Commissioner and the Taveta Constituency Development Fund Committee on Friday May 3rd, 2019.
“We are fully committed to seeing this Campus start admission of students in September 2019, and that’s why we have already posted a Principal here to fast track the process,” Prof. Kaloki said, reiterating the commitment of the Board to work closely with the Government, community and other stakeholders to make the dream of having a KMTC Campus in Taveta a reality.
The Deputy County Commissioner, Mr. Stanley Kamande, assured the KMTC Board of full cooperation and support. “The community is very excited about opening of a KMTC Campus in Taita, because it will improve healthcare and boost the local economy ” he said.
So far, Taveta Member of Parliament Dr. Naomi Shaban has allocated Kshs. 187 million towards construction of the Campus. In addition, the National Government has allocated a further Kshs 130 million from the Equalization Fund for the same. Furthermore, Dr. Shaban through the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) has set aside Kshs 28 million for the ongoing construction while extra allocation is expected in the next financial year for completion of the ultra-modern KMTC Campus.
Construction of Taveta Campus began in 2016 as an initiative of area Member of Parliament Hon. Dr. Naomi Shaban, the National Government and the Kenya Medical Training College Board of Directors.
During the meeting, the KMTC Board Chair was accompanied by Vice Chair Eng. David Muthoga and Board Directors Mr. Mithamo Muchiri and Mrs. Ruth Okowa. Principals Justus Muendo (Voi), Dr. Marsellah Ogendo (Taveta) and Anderson Yeri (Mombasa) were also present.