Council chair on why the new MKU convention centre is a big deal
The commissioning of the Mwai Kibaki Convention Centre today is a major milestone, says Mount Kenya University (MKU) council chairman, Prof David Serem. He asserts that it is a confirmation of MKU’s commitment towards providing infrastructure that is conducive and critical to the provision of higher education and community service. Prof Serem lauds the MKU Board of Directors and the University Council for investing in this fully-equipped physical infrastructure capable of hosting local, national, regional and international meetings and conferences of diverse kinds. Terming the facility “the largest and most modern north of Nairobi”, Prof Serem points out that county governments within Mount Kenya and Upper Eastern regions will find it a convenient location for meetings.
Prof Serem adds that the convention centre will also work for many organisers of large conferences who prefer a calm and serene environment outside yet near Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. This will largely stir up growth in supportive hospitality industry in Thika and the larger Kiambu County. The convention centre is located only 45km from Nairobi City and about 59km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (approximately a one-hour drive). It is within Mount Kenya University’s main campus on General Kago Road in Thika Town. The venue is surrounded by many tourist attractions such as Chania Falls, Fourteen Falls, Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park and Mount Kilimambogo.