President Obama’s former staff member Professor Michael Ikua Muiga says that plans are underway to build a new university in Kenya’s Siaya County. Muiga who was part of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign is currently looking for a suited location for the new university. “We are soon opening a branch in Nairobi but we want the main campus be located at Kogelo, the village where Obama has his roots”.
Strengthen international relation
Muiga asked the Kenyan government to assist in building the University that has to strengthen the international relation with the two countries. The plans quickly follow President Obama’s welcoming words to the new Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta. After Kenyatta’s victory, Obama said that he was ready to work with the Kenyan government.
The governor of the Kenyan region said to the Kenyan newspaper The Star that once the project is established it will save residents from “the agony of travelling long distance in search of higher learning institutions”. The university might offer some unique courses that are not yet taught in Kenya. Once the university is opened, retired professors from the United States willbe invited to teach courses that do not have local lecturers.