The government has announced that the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Ikolomani campus will admit its first students in September this year, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha. The completion of construction is nearing, as confirmed during an inspection by President William Ruto on Saturday.

CS Nakhumicha, speaking during the inspection, emphasized the transformative impact of KMTC Ikolomani on the region’s socio-economic landscape, foreseeing direct community benefits through job creation.

She highlighted the institution’s commitment to expanding training opportunities for competent health professionals by establishing partnerships with lawmakers nationwide. KMTC, known for producing qualified health personnel, is expected to play a pivotal role in meeting healthcare needs in Kenya and beyond.

President Ruto reiterated his dedication to investing in the institution, focusing on infrastructure to create a conducive learning environment. He emphasized that the launch of KMTC Ikolomani Campus would enhance the capabilities of Iguhu County Referral Hospital, contributing to improved medical care services.

Governor Fernandez Barasa of Kakamega expressed optimism about the campus’s completion, noting that the foundation stone was laid five years ago. President Ruto had initiated the process in April 2019 during his tenure as deputy president.

President Ruto’s three-day development tour in Western Kenya includes launching and commissioning various projects in Bungoma and Kakamega counties.

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