THE VICE-CHANCELLOR GRACES THE 2018 SOUTHEASTERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF KENYA SHOW, MACHAKOS BRANCH

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu was on Thursday, 28th June, 2018, the Chief Guest on the Second Day of the 2018 Southeastern Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show, Machakos Branch. She was accompanied by Prof. Peter Mwita, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Linkages). They were received by Mr. John Nzala, ASK Machakos Branch Chairman and Mr. G.K. Nzuva, Chairman, Life Governors of ASK.


Prof. Lucy Irungu (On the right) arrives at the Showground, escorted by ASK Machakos Branch Chairman, Mr. John Nzala.

ASK Machakos Branch Chairman briefed the Vice-Chancellor on the 2018 Southeastern ASK Show and mentioned that the theme of the Show is “Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade.”
“Every year, Machakos ASK Show presents an opportunity for people to improve on the farming techniques and encourage the public and the organizations to showcase the various innovations in the agriculture sector.” The Chairman said.
While thanking the chairman and the Show organizers, Prof. Irungu noted that ASK and universities share a common interest of transferring, sharing and promoting knowledge, research and technology for sustainable development.
“I applaud ASK for continuously organizing awareness initiatives that are very responsive particularly to the needs of small scale farmers and SMEs. Machakos University will continue to join hands with ASK towards the realization of our Country’s Big Four Agenda; Food and Nutrition Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and Healthcare and sustainable development as a whole. These are basically what farmers need not only to realize, but also to enjoy. Machakos University endeavours to always provide teaching, research, innovation and community service that will fast transform our communities through sustainable development. ASK is our synergy partner.” Prof. Irungu told the ASK, Machakos Branch Chairman.



THE VICE-CHANCELLOR TOURS SEVERAL TRADE STANDS AT THE 2018 SOUTHEASTERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF KENYA SHOW, MACHAKOS BRANCH

The ASK Machakos Branch Chairman, Mr. John Nzala led the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu, the day’s Chief Guest and Prof. Peter Mwita on a tour of several stands.

1. Mount Kenya University Trade Stand

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu signs a visitor’s book at Mount Kenya University Trade Stand as the Chairman, ASK Machakos Branch and Prof. Peter Mwita (Machakos University Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Charge of Research, Innovation and Linkages) look on.

While wishing the staff at the MKU Trade Stand well, Prof. Irungu underscored the role of private universities in supplementing the Governments initiatives in the provision of university and related higher education.
“I wish you the very best of luck as you aspire to unlock infinite possibilities” Prof. Irungu told the MKU staff.
From MKU stand, the Vice-Chancellor had a route way view of Kenya Industrial Property Institute stand then visited Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service and National Government Constituency Development Board Stand. From here, Prof. Lucy Irungu accompanied by Prof. Peter Mwita was taken on an extensive tour of the Machakos University Trade Stand, one of the most celebrated stands at the 2018 Southeastern Agricultural Society Of Kenya Show, Machakos Branch.

2. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service

An officer at the KUCCPS Trade Stand explains to the Vice-Chancellor the role of KUCCPS.

Prof. Irungu was told that besides placing students in various universities both public and private, KUCCPS is also involved in placement of students in middle level colleges and TVET institutions in which the target of this year is to have about 60,000 students join these colleges. So far, KUCCPS has managed 10,000 applications

3. NATIONAL GOVERNMENT CDF BOARD STAND

The Vice-Chancellor and her entourage were informed that the National Government CDF Board oversees the management of CDF funds across the 290 constituencies in Kenya. The Board follows the law as passed by various Acts of Parliament from time to time.

4. PROF. LUCY IRUNGU TOURS MACHAKOS UNIVERSTY TRADE STAND
Noting that Machakos University had done the 2018 Southeastern Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show, Machakos Branch proud, Mr. John Nzala, the Branch Chairman, personally took the Vice-Chancellor on a tour of the Machakos University Trade Stand


Students from the School of Agriculture Sciences together with the Dean, Dr. Konyango took the Vice-Chancellor on a tour of demonstration on agriculture miniature farms


(left)School of Hospitality showcases cakes..........(Right) Display of Marble Green cleaning detergent


A student demonstrates a mind game he created The Vice-Chancellor admires some fashion items

The University usually The Vice-Chancellor’s at the Show Stand, in which chief guests sign the visitor’s book and share a word with the Vice-Chancellor. For Prof. Irungu it was both the Day’s Chief Guest and also the Vice-Chancellor. She played host to herself. Congratulations!!!


From the left: The Vice-Chancellor signs a visitor’s Book in her office at Show Stand on the right, she receives a gift from Prof. Peter Mwita, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & Linkages)

5. KENYA PRISIONS STAND
The Vice-Chancellor was shown some of the goods produced by inmates as a way of equipping with skills and competencies as they reform back into the society.


From the left: The Vice-Chancellor signs a visitor’s Book in her office at Show Stand on the right, she receives a gift from Prof. Peter Mwita, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & Linkages)

6. Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBD) Stand


The Vice-Chancellor was told that IEBC enables the election of good leaders who enact laws that enable good use of Technology, allocation of funds and enabling environment for agriculture and innovation.

7. Rural Electrification Authority Stand
At the Rural Electrification Authority Trade Stand, the Vice-Chancellor was told that in efforts to enhance development in Machakos County, the Authority has connected electricity in all primary schools in the County. It is also beginning to connect to churches and homesteads.



8. Farmers for Future Trade Stand
Prof. Irungu together with Prof. Mwita, ASK Branch Chairman and other members of the delegation visited the Farmers for Future Trades Stand that educates on the best seeds for planting, hence called farmers for future.



9. Africa Brotherhood Church Trade Stand
This stand was put up by the Africa Brotherhood Church (ABC) to educate farmers, who are the members of the church to practice sound farming methods that are friendly to environmental conservation, and the importance of looking after forests and the hills as illustrated in the following photos.



10. World Vision Trade Stand