Kenya University will boost capacity for research at its Lodwar Campus.
Prof John Nderitu, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Development, says this will help Turkana County harness its potential in food production. The County is largely arid and is prone to intermittent droughts. “The recent discovery of abundant ground water reveals the huge agricultural potential in this County,” says Prof Nderitu, who visited the area last week. “And though the community here consists of mainly nomadic pastoralists, we are seeing a trend whereby they are gradually adopting commercial and subsistence farming.”
Prof Nderitu, who was accompanied by Vice Chair of the University Council Dr Vincent Gaitho, and Director of Publications Dr Ken Ramani held a meeting with the Turkana County Deputy Governor Hon. Peter Lokoel.
The MKU trio was on a fact-finding mission in Turkana, in preparation for the MKU-sponsored Turkana Water Summit which will be held in October this year.