Tiaty Medical Training College admits first batch of students

Tiaty MP William Kamket spearheaded the opening of the first medical training college in Tiaty constituency on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. [Yvyonne Chepkwony, Standard]

The first medical training college in Tiaty Constituency, Baringo County, has admitted 21 students. The learners, 19 females and two males will pursue community health courses at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC} campus in Chemulingot.

The region has over the years remained isolated due to rampant insecurity caused by cattle rustlers.

On Monday, Tiaty MP William Kamket encouraged students from across the republic to join the campus.

“KMTC is a national institution. I’m happy that students present here are students from across the country. We did not build this institution to be for the people of Tiaty, it is for everyone,” he said.

Mr Kamket said the college would help in opening up the area and address the challenges of insecurity.

“For months now, Chemolingot has witnessed peace and we will see to it that the peace is maintained as we help our people access education and other government services,” said the MP, who was accompanied by ward representatives Daniel Tuwit, Sam Lokales and Nelson Lotela. The MP encouraged the students to enjoy their stay despite the insecurity tag that has dogged Tiaty and its environs. Kamket, who was recently arrested over allegations of incitement, noted that he was unbowed in the path he had chosen to fight for the rights of his people.

Kamket persuaded the locals to venture into business. The MP offered the students a bull to feast on, saying they should foster unity and integrate freely with locals.

Tuwit praised the opening of the college, stating that it will encourage diversity.

School Principal Dennis Ayabei noted that they have been receiving students since the beginning of this month.

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