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The 5th Engineering Partnership Convention at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri County.

The Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport Hon Kipchumba Murkomen officially opened the 5th Engineering Partnership Convention at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri County.


He said the Convention whose theme is "Engineering @60: Reflections, Response, Resetting"  provided a platform to showcase the critical role of Engineers in the economic transformation. The CS said the convention was important because it was a time to reflect on the remarkable achievement in the pastv60 years, respond to current challenges and reset the focus on a more sustainable future.


Hon Murkomen said that Engineers in the Roads and Transport sector create linkages that reduce trade barriers, improve market access, promote economic activities across the country and attract both domestic and foreign investment. He announced the Ministry's commitment to acceding to the Washington Accord by June 2025 as a dedication to uphold global Engineering standards and ensure the recognition of Kenyan Engineering qualifications worldwide.


The CS said the Ministry will establish the Kenya School of Engineering, which will play a pivotal role in enhancing training and governance in Engineering education and thereby produce a new generation of engineers equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle tomorrow's challenges. Hon. Murkomen said they will priorize the training of technical auditors to ensure robust oversight of Engineering projects and promote adherence to best practices. This, he added, will definitely elevate the standards of the Engineering profession in the country. 


Present was the Principal Secretary for Roads Eng Joseph Mbugua,  the chairman of the Engineers Board of Kenya Eng. Erastus Mwongera, and the President of the World Federation of Engineers Eng. Mustapha Shehu.