Nandi county government will spend Ksh2billion to establish Samoei University of Science and Technology in Nandi-Hills.
The county's lead consultant on development plans, Professor Haroun K Mengechin said this is part of the Sh25 billion budget set aside to develop ten capital projects and create jobs.
He said the institution will be named after the Kalenjin legendary leader Koitalel arap Samoei. Mengechin said the university will have satellite campuses in Kapsabet, Mosoriot and Kobujoi.
The county's Integrated Development plan is also suppoted by USAID. Mengechin said a number of existing high schools will be incooporated to be part of the new university.
He said construction of a 30,000 seater sports stadium has been prioritised in the plan. Mengechin said the International Olympic Committee and the Chinese government have shown interest in financing the construction of the complex.
He said the county has set aside Sh1 billion towards the facility that will replace the dilapidated Kipchoge Keino stadium build in 1948.
Mengechin said the stadium will be constructed on a 15 acre land to be hived from the Agricultural Society of Kenya show ground in Kapsabet town.
Governor Cleophas Lagat said the projects will be launched after a two month's public hearings and submissions. He said the master plan also seeks to connect 75 per cent of the county's households with electricity.
Lagat said a dam will be constructed at Keben springs in Nandi East at a cost of sh. 500Million to provide clean drinking water to locals.
"We will rid this area of all water borne diseases," he said. Population that would ensure speedy economic growth," Lagat said.
Other projects include a planned construction of a Sugar cane factory to be constructed in the lower cane growing valley of Chemases in Tinderet that would cost sh. 5Billion and the introduction of fast maturing cane varieties to replace the old clones.
Kapsabet district hospital is expected to get a major facelift that would see it upgraded to a level Five hospital status at a tune of sh. 5Billion that would include the construction of a doctors plaza to enable medical consultants to attend to their patients needs.