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MKU ‘to receive’ a Sh2.5 billion grant to build hostels

Mount Kenya University is expecting to receive a Sh2.5 billion grant from US-based Stark Community Foundation to facilitate the construction of student hostels with 3,000 rooms.

“In case it materialises, it will be the second university in Africa to receive that grant. One was Stellenbosch University in South Africa and the second one will be MKU,” the MKU founder and chairman of the board of directors, Simon Gicharu, said.

Mr Gicharu revealed that the foundation is in the final stages of issuing the grant to the university.

MKU Chairman and founder Simon Gicharu.
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“Next week we are going to receive a delegation from Stark Africa led by the brother of the former president of South Africa – Pete de Klerk. To come in here to work towards establishing and firming what we want to do together,”Gicharu added.

Mr Gicharu was speaking during the 16th graduation ceremony at MKU, Thika campus. About 7000 students graduated.

MKU Chancellor Prof. John J. Struthers (left) awarding some of the graduates.
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