Maasai Technical Training Institute (MTTI) in Kajiado Town will be upgraded to a fully fledged public technical university.
Governor Joseph Ole Lenku announced the new move after holding a joint meeting with the Institute’s top management and members of the new university’s task force.
Last month, Governor Lenku appointed a task force to oversee the establishment of the university and is chaired by Prof Solomon Mpoke.
Lenku hammered the deal after meeting the Institute’s Board of Management Chairman Joshua Polong and the Principal Wesley Yegon.
“MTTI will be upgraded to a University and the County has introduced the idea to the Institution in view of beginning collaboration,” said Lenku.
The Governor said the University will focus on technical training which will fill the skills gap in the company.
“This is a flagship project in my manifesto. I will ensure it gets my full support and that of the national government, ” said Lenku.
He added, “A public University will spur economic development in the county. Our people are thirsty for education which is key to success. Starting it at MTTI will serve the purpose as the county waits for the construction of the new institution.”