Through a public- Private Partnership arrangement with Kiambu County Government, Mount Kenya University has completed a drainage system that is hoped to end perennial flooding at Mafuriko, Kiganjo, Kiandutu, Landless, Makongeni and Umoja villages in Thika.
The villages have in the past experienced chaotic swamping scenes and in some instances locals are landlocked while many others are left homeless.
Speaking during the inspection, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration, Planning and Institutional Advancement Dr. Evans Mwiti appreciated the partnership between the University and the county saying that the project was a realized dream for many Thika dwellers.
“The project will benefit thousands of Thika Residents who have been experiencing severe storm water flooding especially during the rainy season. The drainage system will also enhance the public health of the locality and minimize emerging and spread of water borne diseases such as Cholera,” he said.
He added that the underground drainage system will further create a more conducive environment for the business to thrive well.
The first project that the two institutions delivered together was construction of General Kago funeral home which continues to benefit Thika Level 5 hospital and MKU medical School.
“Mount Kenya University is committed to giving back to the community through sponsoring projects and partnerships,” he assured.