Somalia urges Kenya to set up MTC in its capital

NAIROBI, Kenya, 23 March 2017 – Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is urging Kenya to establish a Medical Training College in Mogadishu.

President Mohamed visited the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Nairobi Campus, on Thursday accompanied by Health Principal Secretary, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri, on a fact finding mission to seek Kenya’s support to establish a medical training in Somalia.

Dr. Muraguri said Kenya will work closely with the government of Somalia to boost their human resource capacity in the medical field. “The modalities surrounding this plan will be worked out in due course and various teams will be involved in actualizing this dream,” he said.

Kenya has 65 KMTC campuses with a student population of 32,000. There are plans to establish four more campus before the end of the year. Every year, 8,000 students graduate from the college which was established in 1929 as a small institution based at the Kenyatta National Hospital. The college offers 18 courses at certificate, diploma and higher diploma levels, 20 academic programmes and several short courses. It is the oldest and largest medical training institution in Kenya and within the Eastern African region.

Also present was the KMTC Board Chairman, Philip Kaloki, Vice Chairman Eng. David Muthoga, Director Peter Tum among others.