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Kibwezi Field Station Acquires A New Face

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For the past few years University of Nairobi (UoN), Kibwezi field station has been neglected. Located approximately 250 Kilometers from the capital Centre Nairobi in a dryland area, the field station was at one time almost on its death bed. This is despite education value the center’s vicinity holds for drylands students. Students have had to persevere the dropping in standards of the facility.

In line with the need to provide a serene environment for education and research to thrive, the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES); a partnership program between the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Colorado State University (CSU) has restored its lost glory. Among the structures that got a lion’s share in the renovation project were students’ hostels, the dining hall and water carriage systems across the station.

The facility is now up on its toes and helping meet its mandate of providing research facilities in different capacities. Recently it housed University of Nairobi 3rd year range management students for three nights 24th to 27th July 2012. CSU and CSDES management team also visited the Centre to ascertain the standards of the field station. Locals extolled CSDES for restoring the field station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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