Mwale Medical and Technology City.
Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) is a sustainable metropolis with a large medical and technology complex, located in Butere Sub-county, Kakamega, Kenya. It contains a multi-billion-shilling shopping and residential complex and a 5,000-bed medical referral hospital. The complex is build with renewable sources of energy with hundreds of solar powered street lights, a 144-megawatt waste energy facility to produce electricity for the city from municipal waste.
A 36-hole golf resort and residences contains 1,500 rooms, 4,800 residences along the golf course. Other amenities include a planned water park, a convention center and a second large mall build at the airport. A cable car system connects the airport to the homes and the hospital. A technology park and a medical school are planned for the complex. The city is build on 5,000 acres area at the value of US$ 2 billion.
A feasibility study carried out from 2007 to 2012 established the site of a proposed medical tourism and technology city in western Kenya. The lead investor Julius Mwale a Kenyan technology entrepreneur and investor based in the US assembled a team of technology and healthcare experts and companies from the US and enlisted them for phase one of the city which commenced in 2014 and was completed in 2016. Phase 1 encompassed a multi-billion shopping and residential complex with Hamptons Mall as the anchor . The mall hosts Mwalmart supermarket, Hamptons Cafe bed and breakfast, showroom and more than 90,000 square feet of private residences.
Phase two commenced in June 2016 and ran to September 2017. This included the first section of 5,000 bed referral hospital, over 70 kilometers of roads, and more than 300 solar street lights. Phase 2 also included the first phase of 4,800 homes expected to host doctors and nurses.
The final phase, from September 2017 to December 2020, includes the 36-hole golf resort and residences, an airport with the second shopping mall, a convention center and a water park connected to the hospital by a cable car. It will also have medical school, a technology park and a 144-megawatt gassification power plant.