About Diaspora University Town

Founding

2005

Kenyans in the Diaspora start conceptualizing a housing development plan for development of residential houses and apartments in Kenya by Diaspora.

2006

Professors of WPI University, Prof. (Rtd) Arthur Gerstenfeld and the late Prof. Raphael Njoroge kick off idea of starting a University in Africa based on WPI Plan.

Professor Arthur Gerstenfeld & the late Professor Raphael Njoroge

Arthur Gerstenfeld & the late Professor Raphael Njoroge

2006 – 2009

At WPI U.S-Africa Business conferences; the University development plan and Housing development plan advance forward.

2009

The University Development Plan and Housing Development Plan merged to become the University Town Development plan through an integration Sustainable System inspired by the WPI university founding in 1865.

2010 - 2011

Master Development Plan (MDP) created from Integration Sustainable System and Kenya Constitution 2010.

2011 Onward

MDP 9 Primary Resources development.

  • MDP
  • WPI Plan
  • Town House Developers
  • Land
  • Design-Build Plan
  • Finance Plan
  • Energy Plan
  • County Plan Approval and Incentives
  • National Government Incentives

  • 2013 - 2015

    Founding Professor Raphael Njoroge passes on (2014).

    Founding Professor Arthur Gerstefeld Retires.

    Over 500 Diaspora Kenyans register to be Town House Developers.

    5 Main Plans started: Town, University, Medical Hospital, Design-Build and SMEs.

    Taita Taveta County Assembly approves the Institution Town Development Plan in accordance with Kenya Constitution 185 (4) (May 2015).

    2016 – 2019

    Ndara B Community joins project as a co-founder of the University and Town through land grant.

    Diaspora University Trust created (2016). Registered (2017) and Incorporated (2018).

    Diaspora University Town development office open at Voi (2018).

    NEMA – Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) progressing (2018 – 2019).

    Trustees

  • Benjamin Mwandaa
  • Daniel Kamau
  • Dr. Wilson Endege
  • Attorney Njoroge Kamau
  • Bishop Donald Mwawasi
  • Ernest Mungai Kamau
  • Rachel Jacqueline Dawai
  • Founders and Developers

  • University Founders and Developers.
  • Medical Hospital Developers.
  • Town House Property Developers.
  • SMEs Developers.
  • Project Legal Advisors

  • Onindo Onindo & Associates
  • Omusolo Mungai and Co. Advocates.Visit website.
  • Attorney Njoroge Law Firm
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