By Boniface Mulu.
A new partnership between South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) and the Kitui County Government is designed to bolster economic development in the area.
SEKU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi said areas in the agreement include environment, water, education, health agriculture and mining.
Prof. Muluvi said the partnership will enhance service delivery to the people of Kitui County as well as enable the county achieve its development goals. He was speaking to hundreds of people including the university’s students and staff during this year’s Kitui County Annual Tree Growing ceremony organised within the SEKU campus by Kitui County Government in partnership with the SEKU, Caritas, Global Resilience Partnership, Meta Meta, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya Forest Service, National Bank of Kenya and Roads for Water.
Kitui County Deputy Governor, Dr. Gideon Wathe Nzau, was the chief guest at the function representing the Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu.
“Growing trees for socio-economic development to transform lives” was this year’s theme for the event.