Deputy High Commissioner tours Moi University and pays second visit to EldoHub

Susie Kitchens at EldoHub
Susie Kitchens pays her second visit to EldoHub. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Following her morning meeting with NOREB, Deputy British High Commissioner Susie Kitchens paid a second visit to EldoHub which supports technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

EldoHub is an I.C.T. and entrepreneurship innovation hub located in Uasin Gishu County in the western region of Kenya. It targets young, energetic, innovative and creative individuals, and provides them with skilled based training, working space and a platform to interact and network with their peers to enable them to share ideas. 

According to a Tweet posted by the official High Commission account, the visit showed that there is “lots of scope for support and collaboration with UK science and innovation”.

Susie Kitchens at EldoHub
Susie Kitchens learns more about the work of EldoHub. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Later, she toured Moi University and  heard from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Moi University that the continued support of UKaid to Kenya, and especially the British educational sector, could not be overemphasized with many Kenyan scholars having gone through UK Universities. 

Addressing staff and students, Ms Kitchens said that Kenya and the UK have a long shared history and will continue to work together to ensure maximum benefits for their partnership.

The Deputy High Commissioner also said that Brexit will have no negative effect on Kenya and there would be greater opportunities for the East African country to trade with the UK after it leaves the European Union.

Accompanying Ms Kitchens was the UK Commercial Councillor in Kenya who added that there are more than 270 British Companies operating in the country already.

Commenting on Ms Kitchens’ visit, Upendo School founder Dr Masibo Lumala said: “We were truly honoured by your presence Susie Kitchens.

“We looking forward to engaging with you more as we strengthen our academic and research components with the support of your able team led by Omore Osendo (DfID Governance Advisor) and Evans Odero,” he added.

Partnerships were a theme revisited in a subsequent Moi University radio interview after which the Deputy High Commissioner joked that she would have spoken in rhyme if she’d known earlier that presenter Willie Oeba was the 2018/19 King of East Africa Spoken Word.

Moi University is a public university located in Kesses, Uasin Gishu county, in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It was established in 1984 by the Moi University Act of the Parliament of Kenya, after recommendations from the McKay Commission.

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