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KUP Doctors Visit Diaspora University Town Land

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Dr. Kabue (with glasses), Dr. Mwalali (with blue cap) visit Voi and KUP land. Bishop Mwawasi (wearing suit) welcomes them and shows them the land. Dr. Kabue (with glasses), Dr. Mwalali (with blue cap) visit Voi and KUP land. Bishop Mwawasi (wearing suit) welcomes them and shows them the land.

Dr. Philip Mwalali of Raleigh, NC and Dr. Mark Kabue of Baltimore, MD during a visit to Kenya took time to visit and tour the Diaspora University Town land. The doctors in the field of healthcare are part of the 30 scholars starting the Diaspora University and are part of the team working on the Medical Hospital Plan. They were hosted by Bishop Donald Mwawasi and Pastor Pagiel Msila who showed them the land.

Bishop Mwawasi from Altanta, GA, is currently at Taita Taveta seeking votes to represent the county residents in the Kenya Senate. The Bishop once elected will further Diaspora agenda through originating bills that support Diaspora investment in Kenya. The Bishop took time from his campaign trail to show and brief the doctors on the land and region.  

Dr. Mwalali and Dr. Kabue were excited to see the land Diaspora University Town will be developed on. The Diaspora doctors noted that the land is conveniently located 10 km from Nairobi -Mombasa Road and Voi Town. They also observed that the land is close to the just completed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and the land is close to one of the main stations on the railway line, the Voi Station. 

Doing a feasibility analysis of the region, the doctors observed that the Diaspora University Town could anchor the growth in surrounding towns of Voi and Mwatate that are approximately 15 minutes on either way. They also noted that the Town would spur the growth of the Taita Taveta University, a public university that is within the vicinity and is about 10 km from Diaspora University Town land. 

Dr. Mwalali and Dr. Kabue are working on the Medical Hospital Plan that will produce and accomplish a hospital similar to any hospital in a major city in the U.S. During the visit to Voi region they gathered information on healthcare services in the area. They got information that there three main hospitals in Voi: The Government Hospital, St Joseph Hospital and The River Jordan Medical Center. The Diaspora doctors visited St Joseph Hospital, a private mission hospital that was experiencing a high volume of patients due to the Nurses’ strike at the Government Hospital that day. 

The doctors when talking to patients recorded that one of the major challenges mentioned by those seeking hospital services was the lack of a high tech referral medical center within the vicinity. The Diaspora doctors who are working on creating the Diaspora University and Medical Hospital concluded that the University and Hospital will provide the High-tech health referral that is lacking through the Diaspora University Medical Hospital Plan.  

The doctors also noted that this region that is surrounded by Tsavo National Park has no main economic sector to identify the region. Through infusion of Diaspora capital through the Diaspora University Town development plan the region will become a hub of higher education, a Medical Research region and a tourism region as the Diaspora University Town opens up Tsavo National Parks to the world. 

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