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Mechanical Engineering launch a peace intiative

Launch of Kiu Ya Amani Campaign by Officials from Davis & Shirtliff in the Presence of Prof. Stephen Mutuli (2nd left), Chairman, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mr. Simon Ndulu (extreme right), Chief Technologist and Mr. Desmond Tutu (extreme left), Chairman of Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME)

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has equipped wells as a symbol of peace.  Through Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME), the department recently launched Kiu Ya Amani (Thirst for peace) campaign aimed at voicing the cries of the young and innocent who are affected when peace does not prevail.

Caption: Launch of Kiu Ya Amani Campaign by Officials from Davis & Shirtliff in the Presence of Prof. Stephen Mutuli (2nd left), Chairman, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mr. Simon Ndulu (extreme right), Chief Technologist and Mr. Desmond Tutu (extreme left), Chairman of Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME)

UON and USST in Partnership Agreement

The University of Nairobi recently signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST). The agreement will enhance relations between the two universities and develop academic and cultural interchange in the areas of education, research and other activities.

In addition, the two institutions will run different programmes such as the exchange of faculty members and students, joint research projects, conferences and cultural programmes. The universities will cooperate and work together toward the internalization of higher education.

UON Marks Tree Planting Day

Caption: H.E. Saad Maandi,Algerian Ambassador waters a tree he planted while Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences looks on.

Every year, the University of Nairobi conducts a tree planting exercise as part of its efforts to conserve the environment to mitigate against adverse effects of climate change.

Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) led guests, UoN staff and students and the public in planting trees at the Veterinary Farm in Kanyariri. The chief guest of honour was Algerian Ambassador H.E. Saad Maandi.

Faculty Of Agriculture Hands Over Bean Breeder Seeds To Kenya Seed Company

Mr. Azariah Soi, the General Manager, Simlaw Seed Company, a constituent company, of the Kenya Seed Company receives 800 kilogrammes of white label breeders seed of two bean varieties, Kenya Red Kidney and Miezi Mbili, from Prof. Agnes Mwang'ombe, principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS). The seed varieties were developed by the Faculty of Agriculture.

One of the greatest challenges for seed companies in Kenya and Africa is accessing breeders or foundation seed for certified seed production. To address this issue, University of Nairobi’s Seed Company (UNISEED) in collaboration with the Seed Enterprise Management Institute (SEMIs) project, has embarked on breeder seed production of bean varieties bred by scientists at the University.