Varsity Plaza is a 14-story high-rise building in Kisumu, , Kenya The Varsity Plaza is the fourth tallest building in the county of Kisumu and it do have a total height of 48 metre’s and also has 14 floors that are occupiable.
The building is fitted with a standby generator and modern lifts for efficiency and is user friendly for people with disabilities with access ramps.The building is connected to the fibre for internet communications.
Maseno University is a public university based in the Maseno district of the city of Kisumu, Kenya, situated along the Equator. It was fully fledged as a university in 2001, after being a constituent college of Moi University for a decade. It is one of public universities in Kenya. It has over 10,000 students pursuing programs offered in the university campuses and it is currently ranked among the best universities in Kenya.
It is located in Maseno Township along Kisumu-Busia road, 25 km from Kisumu City and 400 km west of Nairobi. It has five campuses: the Main Campus, Nairobi Campus, Kisumu Campus, Homabay Campus and eCampus. The main campus is along Kisumu-Busia road, while the Kisumu campus is located in CBD Kisumu City. The Homabay Campus is located in Homabay town.
The university has 12 schools and an institute offering various degrees, diplomas and certificates.
The eCampus, the first of its kind in Kenya, is a virtual campus that runs flexible online programmes both for on-campus students as well as off-campus students enrolled in various Maseno University programmes through eLearning.
Kisumu Hotel was acquired by the university in 2004 under the then Vice-chancellor, Prof. Fredrick Onyango. The bed space has doubled from the original 40 to 80 rooms. The hotel has enabled the university to offer training in eco-tourism, and hotel and institution management.
The name “Maseno” was coined by Rev. J.J. Willis from the name of a tree known in local dialects as “Oseno” or “Oluseno” that stood next to the spot where the first missionaries in the region erected their base
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