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Old February 7th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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KAHAWA | Kenyatta University Post Modern Library | Education | Complete

I haven't found much info on the net about this project. I guess its part of the many projects planned for this particular university.

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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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pretty big library.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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thats going to be one of the biggest libraries in all Africa... thaks for the pic kenguy..
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From what I hear, it will closely resemble this building at the USIU when complete.

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thats going to be one of the biggest libraries in all Africa... thaks for the pic kenguy..
Yep. It's big, but I doubt its going to be one of the largest on the continent.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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Old June 16th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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It's going to be pretty big. They call it the post- modern Library. They are also building an administration block right next to the library. But the major construction (Ksh 8 B) that is supposed to begin soon is a referral hospital. Looking forward to that one.
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thanks mwenzetu for the update, but i also heard they have proposed a tower for the Law school
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Looks ugly for a multipurpose building of a University with status like that of KU.
They should have put a shinny finish like that of USIU.
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China lends Kenya Sh9.85b for varsity hospital expansion

The Chinese government has lent Kenya Sh9.85 billion to finance the expansion of the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital in the next five years.

The expansion, set to start later this year, will involve setting up research and training departments for the study of cancer (oncology), neurosciences and alternative medicine.

Kenyatta University will be the first institution of higher learning in Kenya to have such specialised units, minister for finance Uhuru Kenyatta said.

“The school and hospital will be self-sustaining through fees paid by students and charges levied for services rendered to the university staff, students and surrounding communities,” said Mr Kenyatta.

The money will also be used to expand and equip existing anatomy and basic science laboratories and the establishment of the pre-clinical teaching departments at the university.

The agreement for the concessional loan was signed by Mr Kenyatta and the China Export-Import Bank assistant president Yuan Xingyong, who is on a visit to Kenya.

“We hope the funds will contribute to easing the medical personnel shortage and expansion of the hospital,” said Mr Yuan.

Government statistics show that Kenya is currently producing only 200 doctors a year from the two public universities offering medicine at a time when there has been massive brain drain of highly qualified medics.

“We are going to start the project by the end of the year and it will take five years to complete,” said Benson Wairegi, chairman of the university council and the CEO of British American Insurance Group.

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the way to go
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Old June 17th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #12
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Looks ugly for a multipurpose building of a University with status like that of KU.
They should have put a shinny finish like that of USIU.
i disagree, i think it looks good. not great but good.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #13
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i disagree, i think it looks good. not great but good.
I have to say it looks rather dull. Though its definitely an improvement from the old library.
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Its not outright Ugly....but its standards are not at par with modern aestheticall designs and ...its colours are just a straight put off...
I agree with you kenguy.....its an improvement to the library they had.
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This library might not look pretty on the outside, but the inside is something else from what I hear. They just finished installing the escalators a few days ago.
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the curved roof is spoiling!
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Came across the photo below from: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z3AekHrnTZ...L_building.jpg.

Does anyone know if the Library is now complete?

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It was completed a long while ago. I guess the first public university building in Kenya to have escalators as well.
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It was completed a long while ago. I guess the first public university building in Kenya to have escalators as well.
So perhaps Kenguy you should now mark this project as complete.
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So perhaps Kenguy you should now mark this project as complete.
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