Kenyans to pay Shs. 4bn to move Kenya Technical Trainer’s College to this new location

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Kenyans will cough up over Sh4 billion to move a technical college from Gigiri area to Ngong areas of Nairobi.

This is to pave way for the establishment of an exclusive diplomatic enclave, Business Daily reported.

To actualise this, the Ministry of Education has acquired 100 acres in Ngong where the new Kenya Technical Trainer’s College (KTTC) is set to be built.

KTTC which has been in existence since 1978, will be moved from its current location in Nairobi’s Gigiri estate which is in the diplomatic district.


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According to the ministry, Sh4 billion is the initial capital required to start infrastructure development for the new KTTC.

This follows a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that the KTTC, that is in the neighborhood of high profile embassies, be moved.

Currently, KTTC is located next to the United States Embassy and United Nations complex that hosts United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme,

Already, the Cabinet has approved the relocation of the KTTC to pave way for the creation of a diplomatic enclave in line with the Vienna Convention.


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“Signatories to the Vienna Convention, to which Kenya is a party are required to identify an area with proper security, good infrastructure, proper social setup among others to house diplomatic missions,” Margaret Mwakima, the Principal Secretary told MPs during the review of the national budget last week.

Dr Mwakima said because of the United Nations Office in Nairobi, the Unep and other diplomatic missions’ proximity to KTTC, the college land was easily found to fit the requirements of the Vienna convention.

“We have negotiated on a win-win basis. The need for land for the diplomatic enclave is more than what we had prepared to provide.

“If we were to release the land, the only option was for us to get the structures along Ngong road,” Dr Mwakima told the Education Committee.


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