After ten years of closely linked institutional engagements between Kenyatta University (KU) and Mount Kenya University (MKU), the two (2) institutions have eventually formalized their relationship. The Vice Chancellors of the two institutions, Prof. Peter Wainaina and Prof. Stanley Waudo formalized their institutional relationships in a colorful ceremony at KU which was attended by many members of staff from both Universities, from partnering organizations and student leaders of both institutions.
The areas of collaboration include research, exchange of staff and students, sports and games, entrepreneurial activities such as Students Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) and many others. A key area that currently binds the two institutions together if the three and a half long project which is sponsored by DAAD referred to as the Collaboration of Entrepreneurial Universities (CEPU) which brings KU and MKU together as the two Kenyan partners alongside other 5 partnering Universities in Germany headed by the Bonn Rheine Sieg University (BRSU) of Applied Sciences.
CEPU covers labour market and entrepeneurship-oriented teaching, research and capacity building. The project is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Developement.