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Kenyan Governor Kivutha Kibwana Visits Missouri Innovation Campus to Discuss New KenMo Partnership

By Janice Phelan, September 24, 2019

Kivutha Kibwana at MIC
Dr. Jeremy Bonnesen (far left) leads a tour of the Missouri Innovation Campus during a visit by Governor Kivutha Kibwana (second from left).


Excitement is building around KenMo, a new partnership involving the University of Central Missouri (UCM), Summit Technology Academy and an international businesses, all working with students and organizations in Kenya. Kivutha Kibwana, Governor of Makueni County in Kenya, visited the Missouri Innovation Campus Sept. 23 to meet with students and staff involved in the project and also toured the school.

UCM and Summit Technology Academy are partnering with Digloso, a global technology company, to foster collaboration and innovation by working with students, community organizations, businesses and government agencies in Kenya and Missouri. KenMo, which launched this fall, is operating out of the UCM Gigabit Lab, located at the university’s Lee’s Summit campus.

Summit Technology Academy international studies students participated in a Sept. 11 video conference with students from Makueni Innovation Campus, located in Kenya. The project has drawn interest from the Kenya government as well as several community organizations within Kenya and Missouri. John Musau, Digloso founder and CEO, is working with students and staff at both schools to make connections and assist with the partnership.

For more information about KenMo, visit this webpage. Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about how to help sponsor the KenMo Project may contact Curt Cook of Summit Technology Academy at curtis.cook@lsr7.net or Joe Mullins of UCM at jmullins@ucmo.edu.

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