Kenyatta University spreads its wings

Kenyatta University now has c43,000 students, when we left in 1985 there were about 1500!  It’s changed remarkably in recent times as I saw when I went back to KU in January to discuss an exchange agreement.

Some of the changes are related to Kenya’s aggressive National Vision 2030 which is aims to take the country to rapid growth and (hopefully) development.  So there are major new highways, new ports, pipelines etc  being built.  KU, for example, is located right on the new 10 lane Thika Super Highway.  Some of the KU buildings in these photos are also part of the project.  I just hope that as it spreads its wings the University doesn’t fly to close to the sun ….

Here’s a selection of the old and the new at KU.  They should bring back memories to old alumni and surprise many with the rapid pace of recent changes.

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