OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BIO-RESOURCE BASED SANITATION AT KUNENE PRIMARY SCHOOL, NCHIRU.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BIO-RESOURCE BASED SANITATION AT KUNENE PRIMARY SCHOOL, NCHIRU.

 The Official Launch of the Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) Bio-resource Based Sanitation at Kunene Primary School took place on Monday, 22nd October, 2018.

The activity is a product of a Joint Research ‘Paradigm Shift in Feacal Sludge Management for Environmental Protection and Food Security in Kenya’ between Meru University of Science and Technology Sanitation Research Centre and Aston University, United Kingdom.

Hon. (Dr.) John K. Mutunga, Member of Parliament, Tigania West Constituency officially launched this project.  In his speech, Dr. Mutunga congratulated the University for the great milestones in Research.  He also stated that this research would go a long way in solving sanitation issues.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, stated that MUST as a University of Science and Technology is unique in the aspect that it is the only Science and Technology University in the region that covers 52% up to the border of Somali, Ethiopia and South Sudan.  The Vice-Chancellor added that MUST has been recognized by Global Sanitation Alliance as the only institution in Feacal Sludge Management in Kenya.

Prof. Odhiambo in his speech recognized the important role of Research financiers (British Council and the National Research Fund), Collaborators (Aston University, United Kingdom) and Partners (Kunene Primary School, Nchiru community), as well as institutions showing collaboration interest such as the County Government of Meru