Front row: Dr Nyamai, Prof Dankit, Dr. Kigomo , Prof Kibor
and Mr Eliud Michura. Second row: Sheila Mbiru,
Emily Kitheka, Prof. Kitetu and Dr. Cheboiwo after the signing of MoU.
Prof Nassiuma revealed that Kabarak University is strategically located in an area that is ideal
forestry related issues. The KEFRI Londiani Centre Director Dr. Cheboiwo said that KEFRI
establish trial plots at the ground of the university to determine water uptake by various tree
species. Grevillea, Eucalyptus and croton are some of the eight tree species that have been
identified for this trial. Domestication of herbal plants, which is ongoing in KEFRI regional
centres, will also be established at the university.
“We feel honored by this historic partnership which has started at the beginning of the year. The
research collaboration is an important part of Kabarak University's effort in helping students and
staff to understand pharmacy and conventional medicine,” stated Prof Kitetu, adding that the
initiative will also contribute significantly to the understanding and preservation of herbal
Dr. Nyamai described the signing of the MoU as the “peak of the past years of informal co-
operation between the two institutions. In August 2009, KEFRI and Kabarak University hosted
the 11th Biometric – Sub-Saharan Africa Network (SUSAN) of the the International Biometry
Society ( IBS) Conference. SUSAN-IBS is a network of national biometric groups from sub-
Saharan countries who are members of the International Biometric Society.