MKU joins the Mt. Kenya Mountain run to boost efforts to fight cancer
Mount Kenya University (MKU) on Saturday 26th February, 2022 participated at the second edition of Mt. Kenya Mountain Running Championship. The event was flagged off by HE Kiraitu Murungi the governor of Meru County who was accompanied by other administrators and corporate representatives from Kenya and beyond.
In this second championship, MKU sponsored the event with a cheque of ksh. 500,000/- . The event attracted close to 5,000 participants including corporates, elite runners, individuals and spectators. As a revitalized way of kicking of sporting activities and adhering to COVID – 19 containment measures as guided by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, the Mount Kenya University Management has stepped up matters sports.
Mt. Kenya Running championship Meru chairman, Joseph Ichunge disclosed that the central government has allocated KShs. 300million to the cancer Institute, besides pledging its support to the planned Sh2.7 billion modern cancer hospital in Meru.
Present at the event was Dr. Vincent Gaitho, MKU Pro-Chancellor who embraced the run with its’ handy course “My drive came not only from the aspirations of been part of the fundraising to fight cancer but also for the environment conservation efforts”. Through the run the County is also keen to reintroduce Bongo Antelope from Florida, United States and Black Rhino at the Mount Kenya forest.
This event comes barely a week after Prof. Gicharu, MKU Co-founder and Chairman Board of directors commissioned a new tennis court and donated sports gears to students at Thika main campus
Ms. Karen Mungania appreciated the participation of MKU Meru Campus staff and the University in executing the corporate social responsibility as well as overcoming the overly “tough” terrain. MKU Sponsored two teams (corporate and students elite teams). She urged all stakeholders to join the way to fight cancer.