Moi University’s waste recycling project wins innovation contest

The Moi University team celebrates after being declared winners of the 2017 Enactus National Entrepreneurship Competition. [Courtesy]

Moi University’s waste recycling project wins innovation contest

Moi University has won the Enactus Kenya national entrepreneurship and innovation competition for the second year running.

The varsity’s team emerged winner at the 15th Enactus Kenya National Expo for their ‘Waste for Wealth’ project, which uses organic waste to make tables.

It will NOW represent Kenya at the Enactus World Cup in London between September 26 and 29.

Judges said the project had created a source of income for people in Moi University and its environs and reduced plastic and glass waste.

Useful products

The team is currently training entrepreneurs on how to recycle organic waste into useful products for income generation.

The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology team came in second with its ‘Save Food Save Life’ project, which aims at reducing post-harvest losses through preservation of fruits and vegetables.

Enactus Egerton University came in third with its ‘Green Life Farm Kenya’ idea that connects farmers to the consumers in production, processing and storage.

   This year’s edition of Enactus Kenya National Expo attracted 18 universities. Enactus Kenya offers a platform for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills through innovation.