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Land For Diaspora University Town Approved

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Diaspora University Town illustration Sign Diaspora University Town illustration Sign

Rose Ndiritu is excited. She says, “Our Design-Build team is now planning to be on the ground after the approval of the transfer of land to Diaspora University Trust.” Rose who during the Design-Build land study climbed to the highest point of the land adds, “I can’t wait for the Diaspora to fly back and be part of developing the Diaspora University Town.” She plans to erect a sign of Diaspora University Town on Mombasa Road as the Development starts.

Diaspora University Town will result from an Institution Town development plan that was approved by Taita Taveta County Assembly May 2015 based on Kenya constitution article 185 (4). Once Bishop Donald Mwawasi of Atlanta, GA had the plan approved, he embarked on looking for land inside the county until he found the land that will now become the home of Diaspora University Town.  

The University Town will be developed by a Trust that will apply: the Land, Kenya University Project - Town House Investment and Development Agreements (KUP-THIDAs), WPI Model, Diaspora PhDs Courses, Diverse Plans and the Kenya Banks Loan advances capital system that is projected to grow to Kshs 5 Trillion by 2021. 

Read: The Kshs 5 Trillion Loan Advances KUP Town House Developers Will Tap

The Diaspora University Town will become home to:  Diaspora University founded by 30 Diaspora Scholars and WPI; Daktari Biotechnology founded by Dr. Wilson Endege of Boston, MA collaborating with fellow scientists; Diaspora University Medical Hospital founded by Diaspora Doctors, Registered Nurses and Professionals; and other Small and Medium Enterprises. 

Rose who is part of Concept Construction (Co) ltd, the Design-Build, says, “We are going to make this happen. One step at a time.” The next step for the DB is to open site and turn the land conceptualized plan to be a physical plan based on the land. This will be followed by the building of the horizontal infrastructure and vertical buildings whose preliminary designs are progressing.       

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