Irish Ambassador Fionnuala Quinlan was among the guests at the Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) outreach event at Moi Secondary School in Nakuru over the weekend.
During her visit, Ambassador Quinlan met last year’s YSK winners Wilson Irungu and Abdulrahman Sheikh Ali along with students competing this year who showcased a selection of great projects with real application potential.
While in the region, the Irish Ambassador took the opportunity to meet with Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui and his team to explore how Ireland can support STEM in Nakuru through the YSK programme along with ways in which local businesses can partner with Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) for investment opportunities in the County.
Governor Kinyanjui referenced a BIK report which rated Nakuru as one of the best counties to invest in especially in areas of agriculture, waste management and logistics.
Following the meeting the Governor said that Ireland, being the world’s largest potato producer, will work with the Agriculture Department to improve potato production and value addition.
He added that the Irish Ambassador was impressed by Nakuru’s investment potential and had promised to work with the county as it explores new markets.