SATUK Donates to Survivors of Collapsed Makongeni Building

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) students who survived the collapsed building at Makongeni, Nairobi in December 2014, were today treated to a rare feat by the Student Association of the Technical University of Kenya (SATUK). The union contributed some money and items to help them rebuild their lives.

While handing over the donation, TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol, thanked SATUK leaders and students for extending a hand to their colleagues and being there for them during difficult times. He commended University Health Services team, led by Dr. Argwings Kodhek, for their rescue mission therefore ensuring that many lives were saved.

Vice-Chancellor Prof.  Francis Aduol (Right), accompanied by DVC-ARS Prof. Paul Shiundu, DVC-API Prof. Joseph Kiplang’at and Director Students Support Services Rev. Fr. Dr. Ndikaru Wa Teresia hand over the donation to a student survivor of the collapsed Makongeni building.

Prof. Aduol urged the university community to always embrace the spirit of brotherhood, be tolerant and sensitive to the needs of each other. He assured the survivors of the university support. “We were concerned about your welfare during and even after the tragedy. We kept constant communication to ensure that all efforts were well coordinated. We thank God that you were eventually evacuated,” said the VC.

He added that the university will top up some money in addition to what they already received, in order to enable them settle. The VC was accompanied by Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics, Research and Students Prof. Paul Shiundu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration, Planning and Infrastructure Prof. Joseph Kiplang’at, Director, Students Support Services Rev. Fr. Dr. Ndikaru Wa Teresia and other members of staff.