A new university to be opened in Kiambu County will bear the name of Mama Ngina, President Uhuru’s mother.
The institution is being set up by Moi University as a constituent college and will be opened in September.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Richard Mibei said it will be known as Mama Ngina University College and will be situated at Ruburi Secondary School in Gatundu South.
The college, which is expected to initially admit 300 students, will absorb some of the students of Garissa University College that was closed following a terrorist attack in April, Prof Mibei said.
It will have centres at Kiganjo Polytechnic and Mutomo Primary School.
The vice-chancellor spoke when Commission for University Education officials, accompanied by members of the university council and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria toured the proposed location of the new college.