From Left. Dr. Endege, Dr. Kimethu, Dr. Chiuri & Dr. Githiora
More and more Diaspora Kenyans with Doctor in Philosophy (PhD)—philosophy as applied to mean “love of wisdom”— are becoming part of Kenya University Project (KUP). The scholars goal is to increase the education in Kenya. Dr. Christopher Githiora of Washington State on joining KUP stated, “It is largely through utilizing our education along with pertinent skills and training learnt in the Diaspora such as the US that, we can continue to enable this dream for a fully developed Kenya and Continent.” entrepreneurial
Dr. Wilson Endege formerly of Harvard Medical School who is today spearheading KUP after the passing on of Professor Raphael Njoroge is happy to have more scholars become part of KUP Team. Currently there are eight Kenyans in the Diaspora who have attained PhDs involved in creating this institution town project. Dr. Endege projects this will continue to grow and one of the best Institutions will emerge.
On his part Dr. Daniel Kimethu of Ohio advancing the entrepreneurial aspect of KUP stated, “… all the breaks we need in life wait within our imagination. Imagination is the workshop of our mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth for you and the folks you left behind in our motherland, Kenya. This is the dream in KUP. Every great advance in science for civilization of humankind was a birth from a new audacity of imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
With three schools planned and several departments more scholars are becoming interested and excited to be part of those that will become the founders of the schools and departments. Dr. Richard Chiuri interest is on institutional development, with a focus on business school, school of advanced studies model relevant to emerging economies – Kenya being one and hub of East Africa regional development.
KUP is conceptualized to grow Kenya Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the project enables Diaspora to contribute to the growth of Kenya. The project is in the final stages of primary resources development that will lead to the implementation of the 5 year development plan that will increase the number of vacancies for those aged 19 to 25 years who would like to advance their education, increase Kenya GDP, create new jobs, increase houses in Kenya amoung the many things the Diaspora will contribute to Kenya through KUP.