By Boniface Mwaniki
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has lauded the national government for commissioning a medical training college in Tseikuru where he hails from.
Speaking during the launch of the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) campus, the former vice president said he was thankful to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government for considering Mwingi North Sub-County a marginalized area.
Kalonzo also thanked KMTC board chairman, Prof Philip Kaloki, for the development of several such campuses since his appointment.
“I call upon the KMTC board to hasten the construction so that by end of next year, the first intake is conducted,” said Kalonzo.
The Wiper leader also urged locals in Tseikuru to invest in hostel facilities in anticipation of the students and tutors expected to flock area once the college is operational.
The introduction of the facility got a boost from the area MP, Paul Nzengu, who promised to allocate Sh25 million from the County Development Fund to kick start construction.
“I urge residents to support this game-changing facility and own it. bring children here, for this will automatically improve lives of our community. On my side, I would immediately channel Sh25 million to start construction of classrooms,” Mr Nzengu announced.
Mr Nzengu welcomed the college, terming it a big blessing to the locals.
The college, the KMTC Chairman Kaloki said, was born out a meeting between him and Kalonzo who bemoaned that locals were being forced to travel over 100 kilometres to receive medical attention.
Prof Kaloki said that the KMTC board has set aside Sh100 million for the construction of learning facilities on the 25-acre piece of land donated by the community.
“We will invent better and improved health services such as taking health care to locals’ door steps, through an outreach program and home-based heath care,” said Prof Kaloki