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UoN records excellent results at Nairobi Trade Fair

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President Uhuru Kenyatta presents the trophy for best university stand to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi and the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi at the opening ceremony of the Nairobi International Trade Fair 2017.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has been crowned first in the best university stand, the stand that best interprets the show theme in the education and or research category and the best stand in research and development at the Nairobi International Trade Fair 2017.

In the stand that best promotes youth empowerment class, UoN emerged number three. The University has won various prizes in the animal and farm produce classes.

Presiding over the opening ceremony on October 4, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta commended the different organizations participating at the trade fair.

“This is an important event in our nation’s calendar. It provides a platform to showcase the latest innovations and technologies in the agricultural sector,” he said. “The trade fair provides an opportunity for Kenyans to appreciate the potential we have as a country. But more importantly, it is an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge on modern technologies and establish business linkages.”

At the ceremony, the President presented the best university stand trophy to the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.

The University’s performance attracted the interest of the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Willy Bett who visited the stand on October 3, 2017. The CS congratulated the University on its impressive performance at the Trade Fair.

Among the innovations on display include a novel bio-pesticide from bacteria pest control, a 360 degrees CCTV surveillance enterprise that merges all video streams into one stream and an automated toll collection system used to collect tax/tolls using RFID and GSM technology.

The Nairobi International Trade Fair accords the University an opportunity to share with the public some of its innovations and research outputs. This year’s theme is ‘Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade.’

Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Willy Bett interacts with University of
Nairobi members of staff when he visited the University stand at the Trade Fair.