KMTC and Laikipia County Government Collaborate to Improve Healthcare Training
In an effort to enhance healthcare education and service delivery, the KMTC Board Chairperson, Amb. Zach Muburi-Muita accompanied by CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch, paid a visit to the Laikipia County governor Joshua Irungu, EGH on May 18, 2023.
The primary objective of the visit was to explore collaborative opportunities between KMTC and the county government, with a focus on advancing healthcare training in the region.
During the meeting, Governor Irungu and KMTC Board Chair – Amb. Zach Muburi Muita emphasized the significance of the partnership and expressed their shared commitment to working together for the betterment of the community.
Governor Irungu stated, “We are thrilled to host the KMTC delegation today and acknowledge the importance of healthcare education in our county’s development. We are dedicated to supporting KMTC’s initiatives by facilitating infrastructure development at the Nyahururu campus and exploring innovative funding models to assist financially disadvantaged students.”
He further emphasized the need to deploy qualified teaching staff to the Nyahururu campus, ensuring that students receive high-quality training to prepare them for successful careers in the healthcare sector.
Amb. Muita, expressed his delight at being in Laikipia County and extended gratitude for the warm reception. He affirmed KMTC’s dedication to expanding access to quality healthcare training and emphasized that collaboration with the county government would significantly impact the region.
KMTC Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Kelly Oluoch highlighted the importance of students’ exposure to real-life clinical settings for their learning experience. “We eagerly look forward to close collaboration with the county government to provide clinical placement opportunities for our students in healthcare facilities within Laikipia County,” he said, highlighting that “the hands-on experience is crucial for the students’ professional development.” The College and the County will work towards a Memorandum of Understanding to solidify the shared vision.