KEMRI to set up Sh.15billion in research centre in Coast

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) will, in partnership with Kwale County government, build a Sh.15billion research centre.

The complex will have, a research laboratory, referral and teaching level five hospital, manufacturing plant, training school and conference halls.

Once complete, the facility is expected to expand KEMRI’s Coastal research capacity.

Kwale County has donated 100 acres to the institute for the project in Gulanze, Ndavaya ward, Kinango Sub-county.

Speaking on Thursday at a ceremony to hand over the land, Governor Salim Mvurya, commended KEMRI for choosing the county to host such a huge investment, noting that it will transform the locals lives in addition to improving the county’s socio-economic status.

Mvurya said the project will lead to the improvement of infrastructure, including roads connecting to the centre.

I can see a bright future with more possibilities, Mvurya said while committing himself towards the success of the mega project.

He said the initiative will see Kwale host the largest referral hospital in Coast region. My appeal to locals is to ignore self-seekers out to politicize this crucial project, he said.

The KEMRI’s Director, Dr. Yeri Kombe thanked the local residents for the land donation, noting that the success of the project will largely depend on their good will and cooperation.

Source: Kenya News Agency