The national distribution of the KMTC campuses in the country amplifies the government's determination to take health services closer to Kenyans.

The unique location of the Colleges in urban and rural settings, and the exchange programmes encouraged towards qualification, gives our students the much-needed exposure to all the Kenya settings.

The 56 constituent colleges of the expansive institution - spread throughout the country as far as Lodwar and Garissa, Loitoktok and Kisumu - ensures decentralization of health services to the community.

The close proximity of these colleges to government hospitals gives them an edge over all other health training facilities in Kenya and in the African continent.

Brief History

  • Eldoret Campus is in Uasin-Gishu County situated in Eldoret town next to Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital.
  • It was established in 1977 as a school of nursing with an intake of 25 students per class training Kenya enrolled community health nursing.
  • In 1987 Hospital Maintaince School was established with the aid of Austria and German Governments and Ministry of Health. The population per intake was 12 students per class offering certificate course.
  • By 1991- School of nursing was upgraded to train Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing with an intake of 30 students per class and training Certificate was stopped.
  • In 1996- Nursing and hospital Maintance Schools were merged to form the current Eldoret Medical Training Centre.
  • September 2003 Certificate course in Medical Engineering was upgraded to diploma with an increased number of intakes from 12 to 25 students per class.
  • Diploma course in Clinical Medicine was started with an intake of 50 students per class the same year 2003.
  • Higher National Diploma in Anaesthesia course was started in 2006 with intake of 10 students.
  • In-service Medical Engineering was started in March 2014 with intake of 35 students.

The campus offers the following courses:

  1. Nursing
  2. Medical Engineering (Pre-service and Upgrading)
  3. Clinical Medicine (Pre-service) & Higher National Diploma in Anesthesia,
  4. Medical Imaging Science.

The college plans to increase the number of courses to march with the rich experience of the Referral Hospital.

Learning Facilities

Spacious Classroom
The facilities available in our institution include spacious classrooms, computer and skills laboratories, library, dinning and hostels.

Mode of Learning
The well equipped library and computer lab. Provides unlimited access for both students and staff to adequate learning materials. You will receive high class training from faculty members with knowledge dedication to make your dreams come true.

The skills lab is equipped with life like models to provide you with opportunity to freely master skills before visiting clinical area to deal with real patients.

We are proud of our competent lecturers, IT officers, librarian, skills lab attendant who are readily available for the special needs of our customers.

Clubs & Sports

Eldoret MTC is a centre of athletics and you will enjoy the variety of sports offered such Netball, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Basket ball, Darts, indoor games etc.

There is also an active and dedicated students' representative council which represents students' grievances to the Administration. We have also clubs which advocates behavioural change among the students in and outside the campus like Students Team of Counsellors and Educators who also deal with Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Prevention. This has assisted many students with drug abuse problems.

The college also has encouraged and supported religious groups to nourish spiritual needs.

Housing & Dinning

Eldoret MTC has a hostel capacity of 250 and student can get accommodation in nearby affordable hostels.

We have a dining hall which offers cafeteria services with nutritious high quality meals at affordable prices and is operational even during weekends.

Clinical Experience centres

MTC Eldoret is privileged to be in close proximity to Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital which ensures that our students get the much needed top class competent skills since it uses the modern technologies in provision of health care. Other areas used for clinical experiences include Huruma Sub District Hospital, Uasin Gishu District Hospital, Rural Health Facilities like Turbo, Mosoriot and Burnt Forest and many others outside the county.

Students Population

Nursing 320
Med. Engineering 157
Cl. Medicine 185
Medical Imaging Sciences 88

We also have a staff population of 76 who facilitate teaching and learning and other supportive activities under the able leadership of Mr. David Yator Toroitich.

KMTC – Kisii Main Campus entrance and Hostel front view

Historical Background

Kenya Medical Training College- Kisii started as an institution training dressers /nurse aides in 1958 under the colonial government. After independence, the institution commenced the structured training of enrolled nurses (EN) in 1972, and later in 1980 a certificate course for Enrolled community health nurses (ECHN). In 1999 the college upgraded to offer Diploma in Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) with two intakes of nursing students in March and September of each calendar year.

In 2000 the college stated offering Diploma in Clinical Medicine and in September 2007 the college further developed to train Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences The training facilities had been developed by the government and equipment worth Kenya shillings nine (9) million had been acquired . The Laboratory was renovated through the support of JHPIEGO which has enabled our students have quality training.


Medical training college, Kisii is one of the 42 constituent colleges of the Kenya Medical Training College who’s Headquarters is in Nairobi. We are located in Kisii County within Kisii Central Business District.

The college is situated along the Kisii Hospital road and is adjacent to the main Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

It lies on 3.56 hectares land of which the lease certificate is available.

Academic departments

The college has three academic departments namely;

  • Clinical Medicine,
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory sciences

The Courses offered

In response to the demand for upgrading training for Nurses from the certificate level (ECHN) to diploma level (KRCHN) the institution started Distance learning programme in collaboration with African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) and the Nursing Council of Kenya in September 2006. We have qualified a total of 520 upgrading nurses from Nyanza, western and South Rift which are our major catchment area for the programme. There are 56 students currently in session. Learning is offered via print and electronic media. The institution has March intake for Nursing students under self sponsored category.

Prospect for March intake of Self sponsored Clinical medicine students is on course and will be communicated as soon as possible.The department started Higher Diploma in anaesthesia with 4 students. The student enrolment will increase next academic year to 8 with the expansion of more operating theatres at Kisii Teaching and referral Hospital.

The institution currently offers long and short term courses. The long term courses are the basic Diploma and Higher Diploma courses. At the moment we have four (4) programmes and the enrolment capacity as follows:

  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing ( Basic pre-service 100 students and E-learning Upgrading 50 students per year)
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine( 70 student per year
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences (40 students per year)
  • Higher Diploma in Anaesthesia (8 students per year)

Short term courses include skill training in human resource for health professional development in areas of:

  • Family Planning long term methods
  • Essential obstetrical and newborn care
  • First aid and emergency Response

The courses are sponsored by Ministry of Health and other development partners.

The future long term trainings which are being developed are:

  • Certificate in Orthopaedic and Plaster Technician
  • Diploma in Radiography

Short term courses in prospect include:

  • Health Systems Management
  • Nursing Process
  • Trauma and emergency care
  • Phlebotomy Skills

Mode of Learning
The long term basic programmes are offered full time from 8am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
The Upgrading nursing course is offered in E-Learning distance mode with face to face sessions
The short courses are skill oriented to enhance the competency of the health service providers
The target groups are clinicians, Nurses and Laboratory technologists.

Administration Structure
The institution is managed by the executive committee under the chairmanship of the Principal. The Management Committee compost of all heads of departments is in place to spearhead interdepartmental collaboration and teamwork. The operational activities are coordinated by various committees.

The organogram is as shown below

Available Facilities
KMTC Kisii is located on a 3.56 hectares land in Kisii Municipality block III 505.

There are four main buildings structured as follows


Clinical experience areas
Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital is the main teaching facility for KMTC Kisii. It has a bed capacity of 500 patients. The hospital is very rapidly expanding and now processing the facilities for a medical school. All the departments are operational.

The change in status and expansion of the hospital is a key impetus for KMTC to anticipate and plan for rapid growth based on our catchment areas. Even though we are a national resource with students from across the country, we are having plans to start new courses relevant to the growth in number and specialty of the health workers at the hospital and health facilities within our county.

The other clinical experience centres being utilised are sub county hospitals namely;

  • Marani,
  • Nyamarambe
  • Ogembo,
  • Keroka,
  • Masimba,
  • Nyamache
  • Gesusu

Housing and dining

The college has hostel with a capacity of 200 students and a dining hall where the students pay as they eat. This is a system allowing the students to choose what they wish to eat from the varieties in the menu. The dining hall operates throughout the week and the commonly available foods in the menu are: meat, rice, potatoes, maize meal, beans, green grams, and chapatti, chicken and local vegetables, bread and mandazi.

The hostel capacity is small compared to the students’ population and plans are underway to put up a five hundred bed capacity Hostel with conference facility through public private partnership.

Clubs and Sports
Our students have the freedom of association and have various clubs to enhance extra curriculum activities. The most active ones are Christian union SDA group, Catholic action and Muslim group. We also have peer support groups dealing with HIV/AIDS and alcohol and substance abuse.

Our students are very active in sports and we were the National champions in 2013 in volleyball ladies. In 2014 we were runners up and hope to regain our title. The various sports include athletics ball games and indoor games. We have fields for football, volleyball and hand ball. The others like basketball we share with our neighbouring institutions like Kisii School and Kisii University.

Student Population
We have a total of 768 students distributed as follow in the departments out of a capacity of 800. The number dropped due to the reducing number for upgrading students due changing requirements for course approval for health workers.









Clinical Medicine






Medical laboratory






Nursing Basic KRCHN






Upgrading KRCHN distance learning






Total per category  for ( Basic Diploma)






 Higher Diploma Anaesthesia






Grand total population






Lecturer student ratio 1:40 (overall for all departments)
Per department - clinical medicine 1:43, med lab 1: 25, nursing 1:40

Staffing Establishment

Summary Of Designated Staff Members per Department
Academic Staff - Total 20
KMTC lecturers -7 (Including the HOD and the Principal)
Secondment MOH -2
Total number of lecturers - 9 lecturers
Clinical medicine
Total number of lecturers -5 lecturers (including the HOD)
Med lab sciences
Total number of lecturers - 5 lecturers (Including the HOD)
Lab technologist -1 (teaching across all departments)

(We have a pool of 10 external lecturers contracted as need arise)

Non Academic Staff - Total - 42
Administrative officers - 1 officer
Procurement - 1 officer
Supplies assistant - 1officers
Accountant II - 1 officer
Driver - 2 officers
Internal auditor - 1 officer
H.r.m officer - 1 officer
Secretaries -4 secretaries (one deployed from hospital)
Housekeepers -1 h/keeper
Cateress - 1 cateress
Telephone supervisor - 1 officer
Security wardens - 1 wardens
Cooks -4 cooks
Supportive staffs - 12support staffs
Librarian - 1 librarian
Library assistants - 1
Clerical officer - 6 officers
Artisan - 2 officers

Partially Outsourced Services
A. Cleaning - classrooms and hostels only
B. Security - night guards only

Expansion strategy

  • We proposed in our five year development plan to have a lift in terms of infra structure to accommodate three new departments. KMTC -KISII is one of the old government institutions with very old facilities. We are currently using our little savings for development from recurrent expenditure to do renovations of old buildings to utilize them as classrooms.
  • We are sourcing for funds locally and from development partners to be able to meet our objectives of health in the vision 2030.

Brief History
The college started in the 1950s as a training center for enrolled midwives.

In the 1960s the college started training enrolled nurses and the two programs continued until 1977, when they were replaced by Enrolled community health nursing course.

The course continued up to the year 2005 and was replaced by pre-service Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) a Diploma course in nursing which is running to date.


KMTC Murang’a is located in Murang'a town approximately 1 KM from Murang’a town center. It is on a 6 acre piece of land next to Murang’a district hospital along the mortuary road off the hospital road.

Courses Offered in the Campus

  • In September 2003 the department of Health records and Information technology certificate course started.
  • In the year 2005 the department of clinical medicine and surgery was started.
  • In September 2006 Distance learning in-service course was started.
  • In September 2013 Kenya Registered Nursing /Mental Health was started.

Mode of Learning
Full time Learning
Distance Learning

Future Plans
There are plans to start pharmacy and nutrition.
There are also plans to build more classes, structural drawings and bills of quantities have been done by department of Public Works Murang’a County. The same has been forwarded to CDF office to request for funds.

This will also be reflected in the budget for 2015- 2016 for consideration.

Campus Facilities
The campus has:

  • Hostels that can accommodate 202 male and -384 female students
  • A Library with a sitting capacity of 136 Students and a computer room with a capacity of 70
  • 3 Lecture halls that accommodate between 60 – 100 students
  • 12 Classrooms and 2 are under construction by CDF.
  • A Skills lab that accommodates 25 students

KMTC Murang'a Administrative Structure


Clubs & Sports
Active clubs are:
Christian unions
Catholic action
Muslim group

Housing and Dining
At KMTC Murang’a, we have hostels that can accommodate 202 male and -384 female students.

Meals are served in the college’s dinning hall. We have nutritious and highly affordable meals ranging from porridge, vegetables to fruits. Different meals that are not on the menu can be prepared upon request by the students.

Areas of Clinical Experience
The students are sent to all the 42 counties for experience in specialized skills; however the areas for clinical experience within Murang’a County are:

  • Murang’a hospital
  • Maragua hospital
  • Muriranjas hospital
  • Kigumo health center
  • Kirogo Health center
  • Makuyu health center

Current Number of Students
Diploma in Kenya Registered community nurses KRCHN = 350 students
Kenya Registered nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry=111 students
Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse KECN = 48 students
Distance learning in-service KECN to KRCHN course = 58 students
Clinical Medicine total number of students CM = 182
Diploma in Health Records and Information HRI = 319
Cert in Health Records and Information HRI =283

Total student population = 1351

The college Started in1966 as a training center for in-service enrolled nurses in Nutrition.

The college is located in Karen 20 km from the Nairobi Central Business District.

Courses offered
Diploma and Certificate in Nutrition with 560 students

Planned new courses
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Campus Facilities

  • Ladies hostel with a bed capacity of 168.
  • Dining hall with a capacity of 40
  • 1 class
  • A library
  • An office block
  • A computer lab
  • A food lab

Administrative structure
Deputy Academic:
- Academic Department
- Teaching & Learning
- Librarian
Deputy Principal Administration & Finance;
- Procurement
- Accounts
- Administrator/transport/maintenance
- House Keeping/Accommodation
- Security Wardens
Support Staff:

Clubs and sports
Sports fields under construction

Housing and dining

At KMTC Karen, we have a hostel for ladies with a bed capacity of 168. We currently do not have a men’s hostel but plans are underway to build one as well as expand the one for ladies.

We have a dinning hall with a capacity of 40 where normal African dishes are served everyday of the week.

Clinical experience areas
Mbagathi district hospital,
Kenyatta National Hospital
Government level 4-5 hospitals
Urban slums for community mobilization
Field visits up to rural clinic level

Entry Requirements

Aggregate: C plain;
Mandatory subjects: ENGLISH /SWAHILI; BIOLOGY C; and
C Minus in any of the following; physics, physical science, chemistry, home science agriculture, math

Aggregate C minus
With C minus in English or Kiswahili and D plus in any one of the following; ; physics, physical science, chemistry, home science agriculture, math

College Population
Our current student population is 560. We have 8 lecturers and 38 non teaching staff.

Historical Background


A model institution in the training and development of competent health professionals

To produce competent health professional through training and research and provide consultancy services.

Core Values

  • Accountability and integrity.
  • Responsiveness
  • Equity.
  • Teamwork.
  • Professionalism.
  • Creativity and innovation.

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) was founded in 1927 the then Kenya institute of Administration (KI A) Kabete with only four pioneer students. KMTC is the oldest and largest medical training institution in Kenya and within the East African region.

KMTC is a corporate body established by an Act of parliament under the Ministry of Health in 1990 and has a long reputation for academic excellence with extensive experience in the training of health care professionals for the continent and beyond. Its mandate is to train middle level health professional at Diploma to Certificate levels. Today KMTC has played a critical role in addressing human resource shortages in Kenyan’s health sector.

KMTC has steadily tremendously grown over the years to a unique multidisciplinary complex of 42 constituent colleges strategically located in various parts of the country within the counties.

KMTC has a growing student’s population of more than 22,000 distributed across all its constituent colleges, attending more than 50 Diploma and Certificate courses. This reflects the institutions responsiveness to the needs of the Nation and a staff population of about 2000. The institution produces more than 6500 graduates every year for both the Kenyan public and private health sectors.

The 42 constituent colleges spread across the country, ensures that its impact in improving quality health care training is felt throughout the country and beyond.

Over the years KMTC has partnered with the National and County Governments, donors and the private sector to make a significant contribution to the government’s endeavor to provide efficient and high quality healthcare that is accessible, equitable and affordable to all Kenyans.

As part of its efforts to support devolution and bring services closer to the people, KMTC aims to establish at least one campus in every county with the support of the county Governments as was the case in Makueni MTC.

Makueni MTC
Makueni MTC is located at Wote town in Makueni County, 72km from Machakos City and 72 km away from Makindu town along the Nairobi Mombasa high way.

The campus is adjacent to Makueni County Referral Hospital which serves as the practical site for the students.

The Campus occupies the former DC’s Offices and the multipurpose farmers’ centre which were renovated to accommodate the college.
The campus started through the support of the Makueni County Government in March 2014.

This followed a feasibility study done in March 2009, by a team of senior officers from KMTC Nairobi – head quarter (HQ), who recommended renovation of the former DC’s offices and the multipurpose farmers’ centre.

Stakeholders of the County gave KMTC the above facilities temporarily, and proposed permanent structures to be put up in a 6.8 acre land allocated in the survey map.(survey map, PDP No. MKN/78/98/21B dated 05/06/98).

The director – KMTC visited the proposed facility on June, 2012, to re-assess the earmarked facilities for suitability. A report of the assessment findings was presented to KMTC academic board in July 2012, and approvals with amendments were commended for the campus to start by September 2012.

Some of the recommendations the KMTC - Academic Board recommended included;

  1. Renovation of the former DC’s Offices and the multipurpose farmers’ centre to start the MTC campus.
  2. Mobilization of resources to put up a tuition block in the proposed allocated MTC land.
  3. Provision of structures to accommodate students.

The process of renovation works delayed due to the political climate at the time.

A follow up was made by another delegation send by Director KMTC in June, 2013, to brief the County Government of Makueni.
The Governor and County executives agreed to take action on the recommendations given earlier to ensure the MTC was ready to start by September 2013. Renovation works started by January, 2014.

KMTC Board of Management Chairman and other Board members, accompanied by the Governor and other County executives, visited the campus in February, 2014, to assess work progress and determine the commencement of the campus. Most of the renovation works was completed by March, 2014.

KMTC posted staff to start the new campus in February, 2014 and by end of March 2014, the college had two (2) academic staff and five (5) support staff. These were not adequate to start the college, and therefore, the County Government through the department of Health, seconded four senior Nursing Officers to compliment the KMTC staff. The county government also through the Referral Hospital Administration provided four (4) Security guards and out sourced cleaning services for the college for duration of six month. KMTC owes them all our sincere gratitude.

Upon completion of the renovation of the infrastructure, the county Government purchased some furniture (50) students chairs, and a few lecturer chairs and 50 beds and mattresses, a few library books, Skills lab equipment and five (5) computers, laptop and LCD.

By then the staff who had been posted to the campus, were meeting under the two beautiful trees in the compound to discuss and plan on their roles in the college upon the admission of the first batch of students. This marked a humble beginning and sacrifice by the staff to start the New college.

The professional Body for the program which was starting, the Nursing Council visited the campus in March 2014 and in April 2014, and approved the commencement of Training, of 50 Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) basic students per year. The council also approved other health institutions within the Makueni County to be used for clinical practice. These included; Makindu Hospital and Tawa Sub-county Hospital.

The first group of KRCHN students was admitted on 29/4/2014 and the college was authorized to admit two classes in a year, each with 50 students later on.

This resulted to KMTC admit classes of fifty (50) Basic Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) every six months. This has made the campus population to increase tremendously within a short time.

Currently the college has admitted three (3) classes, expecting a fourth class in September 2015 and with student’s population of 147.

It is worth noting that, KMTC has two intake per year, namely September intake and March intake. Normally the September intake every year is a Regular class where the intake is based on each county population, poverty index and affirmative action. Every former district within a county is considered; however, many of the applicants generalize and omit their exact district. This has made many legible candidates within the county, miss admission chances, a mistake which should be corrected to increase the chances of Makueni County candidates to be admitted for regular Medical programs for September intakes. This intake is usually advertized in the daily press media in March every year and candidates are expected to post their application forms to the Director KMTC between March and May. The second intake is a self sponsored intake which is advertized between October and November, and applications are forwarded till January of every year. The March intake being a self sponsored class, candidates choose the campuses of their convenience, and it is based on first come first picked so long as one meets the minimum entry qualifications. It’s important to note that, in this intake a county can fill up all the fifty (50) vacancies from within itself. This is one area each county can capitalize on.

Makueni MTC has one faculty thus; nursing which offers Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN (B)). The college has admitted three (3) classes of nursing students in April 2014, September 2014 and March 2015 distributed as follows:


No. of Male Students

No. of Female  Students






Non-Boarders Male

March 2014







Sept 2014







March 2015















NB: All the male students are non-boarders and therefore accommodated in privately rented houses/rooms within the county town of Wote. Due to reduced bed capacity of 36, the college has accommodated 25 female students, with the remaining bed occupancy not booked. This means that students can get cheap accommodation outside the college premises.

Benefits of Makueni campus to the community.

Makueni MTC now having a population of 147 students the first intake in April 2014 had 21 students from Makueni County, the second intake in September 2014 had 11 students from Makueni County while the March 2015 has 35 students from Makueni County.

In every intake there are students from Makueni county admitted to other KMTC’s countrywide.

KMTC students are offering services to Makueni community while on practicals. At any time we planned to have 50 students in Makueni referral hospital, 50 students in Makindu Sub county hospital, 25 in Kibwezi and 25 in Tawa sub county hospitals, depending , Mbooni Sub county Hospital, Sultan Hamud Sub county hospital, Mbumbuni sub county hospital and Mtito Andei health centre.

Students will be involved in medical camps organized by Makueni county Referral Hospital and serve the Makueni community.

KMTC Makueni contracts casual workers from the county and also catering services thus boosting the economy in Makueni County.

The campus lacks accommodation to student so these students rent houses in Wote hence boosting the economy within.

The campus will be hosting events within KMTC calendar, which will bring staff and students from other counties to Makueni County. E.g. Sports, Workshop and seminar venues, examination centers.

It is worth noting that, this year June / July 2015 the campus hosted about 70 examiners for a month hence improving the business economy, creating awareness of the county and changing negative opinion/ attitudes of the visitors. Also next year 2016, March the campus will be hosting Zonal sports in the county which will bring together Five (5) other MTCs in the county.

Students will participate in rural community health services whereby they will do community diagnosis hence contribute to disease surveillance and promote health and prevent diseases in the county.

The college has seven (7) academic staff, three (3) of them being KMTC Employees and four (4) being county government employees. Two (2) of the county government employees are clinical instructors while the other two (2) are teaching staff.

The college also has eleven (11) non-academic staff all being KMTC employees.

Facilities available.
The following offices were identified and labeled, one in each category:

  • Principal’s office.
  • Deputy Principal’s office.
  • Secretary’s office.
  • Head of Department’s office.
  • Account’s office.
  • Procurement’s office.
  • Common lecturer’s office

Other facilities

  • 1 dining hall
  • 1 kitchen
  • 1 kitchen store
  • 2 classrooms capacity of 50 students.
  • I skillslab classroom
  • 2 female dormitories both with a capacity of 36 students with one ablution block for each hostel.
  • 1 library/computer room.
  • 2 pit latrines, one for female students and the other for the male students.

How KMTC Correlates with the County Governement
The county government has been working in collaboration with KMTC and more with the Makueni MTC in various ways , just to mention a few;

KMTC Makueni has been allocated a 2.74 hectares piece of land for expansion to construct the campus by the county government.

The college has four lecturers seconded from the county government, two being clinical instructors and two being teaching staff.

The county government through His Excellence the Governor handed over two 10,000 litre water tanks donated by KCB Wote branch to alleviate water shortage in the campus.

MTC Makueni is currently occupying buildings allocated to them by the county government on temporary basis; however, health department pays for the rent.

Every intake the Makueni County is allocated training vacancies in Makueni MTC and other constituent colleges.
Lecturers from MTC Makueni have been training together in service health workers for the county.

Achievements of the College Since it Started
We have admitted three classes by March 2015, the college has been given land measuring 6.8 acres and beacons were fixed.

Sports grounds for our students were prepared using county tractors in the same land where the students have been practicing various sports.

The college prepared and presented six teams in sports at zonal level in Loitokitok and regional level at Kilifi. Currently preparing 20 students to participate in National level athletics at Machakos MTC from 25th – 1st. August 2015.

The college planted over 250 tree seedlings in December 2014 around its current premises hence contributing to increasing forestation in the county. The Chief Officer Health was the chief guest.

The college participated in the last silver jubilee to mark 50 years of Kenya Red Cross activity and our students donated a lot of blood to help patients in need in the county.

The college participated in the last county half Marathon run held on 27th. June 2015, where the Governor handed over two 10,000 litre water Tanks which were donated by KCB branch manager Wote.

The college posted 49 second year students to Makindu hospital for their clinical practice hence relieving staff shortage in the hospital.

The college participated in the Maternal/Child Zero campaign activity in the county and in the launching of the Emergency mobile Ambulance services in the county.

The college has concluded assessing eight (8)health facilities within the county for suitability of posting our students for Rural and District community health experiences.

The college is in the forefront in all health activities in the county contributing to quality health care.

The college has collaborated with the following institutions/organizations who have supported in one way or the other in our training mandate;
The office of the Governor and particularly the Chief of Staff Mr D. Mbilo, and Mr Maingi.
The CEM – Health and all Directors of Health and County Chief Nurse.
The level five referral hospital and its management team
Security and Prisons departments through the officer’s incharge
The department of Transport and Infrastructure
The department of Lands and urban planning
The department of public works and Housing
The department of Education and ICT

All the surrounding secondary schools and in particular; Makueni Boys High school, Kyumu secondary school, Makueni Girls secondary school, Muani secondary school and Wote technical college.

The business community of Wote town has accommodated many visitors of the college and students who reside in their rental houses. The farmers of Makueni County who sell fruits and other farm products to our students. Many thanks to all and we wish many more join the business community to improve the lively hood of the people of Makueni.

Future Plan
The college is planning to start five (5) other Medical programs/courses, with the availability of infrastructure thus classrooms and Human resource. Other courses envisaged to start include; Environmental Health Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Medical Engineering, Nutrition and Health Records and Information Technology.

We wish thank His excellence the Governor Makueni County, the CEM Health and all the County Health Directors and other inter-sectoral CEM for the enormous support given to Makueni MTC. This made the college start off smoothly and steadily grow to the point it is today.

Brief History of the Campus

Medical Training College (MTC) Manza four (4) kilometers from Machakos along the Machakos – Nairobi road at Kenya Israel Shopping Centre. The existence of the Kenya Israel campus goes back in the years 1955 – 1956, where there existed a school of Rural Day Primary school for the European children. After independence the number of European children attending the school dropped. In 1963, the Israel government choose to start a social workers course hence the Kenya Israel School started. This training continued until 1972 when the social workers course was transferred to Kenya Institute of Administration (K I A)

In 19 November 1976, the Ministry of Education agreed that the building should be handed over and owned by the Ministry of Health for use by University of Nairobi Medical students studying rural medicine. Later it began to train registered medical assistants (clinical medicine officers). In 1979, the first certificate class of environmental health sciences students (public health technicians) was admitted into this campus. It being spacious, in September 1991 the KMTC Nairobi campus identified it as an ideal place for it to train its third year clinical medicine students while doing their practical at Machakos General Hospital.

In 1998, the certificate course of environmental health sciences was phased out and a diploma course started and still is training. In 2006, the department started a certificate course (three months) on community development. The College is sitting on 21 acres of land of which the built up area is only 8 acres and is currently hosting three departments i.e. Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Medical Imaging Sciences. It is worth noting that it has room for expansion.

Diploma Courses at MTC Manza

  • Environmental Health Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Imaging Sciences

The facilities available include:

  • Lecture rooms
  • Pharmacy Laboratory

Mode of Learning
The mode of learning is full time, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
There are no part time classes at the moment.


  • The college has a functional dining hall which has a capacity of 50 people in a seating.
  • Meals are available at a reasonable price depending on the type of the meal.
  • The dining hall is operational throughout weekdays and weekends.

Pratical Placements

Medical Imaging Sciences
Public hospitals

Environmental Health Sciences

  1. Government institutions – MTRH, KPA, KNH
  2. Counties
  3. NGOs – Red Cross


  1. Pharmaceutical industries
  2. Hospitals (public)
  3. Community pharmacy

Population of the campus at present
The current population of the campus is 406 students.

  1. Environmental Health Department with 120 students
  2. Pharmacy department with 229 students
  3. Medical imaging department with 57 students

Clubs & Sports

  1. SRC – Students Representative Council: Which is part of the college set up.
  2. CU – Christian Union
  3. Catholic Association
  4. SDA Student union
  5. Environmental awareness club
  6. (ii), (iii) and (iv) – Specified on religious activities

Housing & Dining

Hostel Capacity
Male- 84
Female- 86

History of Meru MTC campus

Meru medical training college was established in1979 as a school of nursing and was mandated to train Kenya enrolled community health nursing (pre-service certificate) course. In 1987, another School of medical engineering was established to train technicians for maintenance of medical equipments. Initially the two schools operated independently but were drawing funds from the same ministry of health.

Following kmtc parliament act, the two schools were merged in 1993 with the aim to cut on the operational costs forming KMTC - Meru campus.

In 1999 the nursing department was upgraded to train basic KRCHN (diploma) and pre-service certificate course was phased- out. The department, also admits enrolled nurses (in-service certificate holders) to train and upgrade to diploma level.

In September 2006 department of clinical medicine was established to train pre-service students in clinical medicine and surgery (diploma). In September 2008 the college introduced medical laboratory sciences course for pre-service students (diploma).

The college is situated within Meru municipality and it is about 242 kilometers from Nairobi city via Embu-Maua road. The college is situated about 1 km off Meru- town centre along hospital road.

Training courses offered
The college has four academic departments at the moment, namely:

  • Nursing
  • Clinical medicine
  • Medical engineering
  • Medical laboratory sciences.

We are looking forward to expand our infrastructure and introduce more market- oriented courses like pharmacy, health records, medical imaging sciences etc.

Students’ populations
Currently, the college has 824(Eight hundred and twenty four) both female and male students as follows:

  1. Nursing department – 501
  2. Medical laboratory sciences department -120
  3. Bio- medical engineering department -51
  4. Clinical medicine department -152

The college has current staff population of 71 (seventy one) including eight deployed from the ministry of health due to service needs.

Facilities available

Transport systems
The college has a 51 and 25- seater buses and an old 14 -seater min-bus that are used to transport staff and students
Library services and computer lab
The library is available but not big enough to accommodate students. However, it has wide range of textbooks and other materials for references. This is supplemented by a well-equipped computer lab with internet connectivity that enables students and lecturers to access additional information.
Bio-medical engineering workshops
Practical skills for students are acquired from department’s workshops namely electronics, mechanical, clinical, electrical and hospital systems and at Meru level 5 District Hospital. Centers for students’ Clinical experiences are selected based on course curriculum. Practical experience takes between 8- 12 weeks.
Skills lab
Practical demonstrations and skills for nursing and clinical medical students is acquired from college skills lab and the Meru level 5 District Hospital, Clinical experience centers for rural and district experience are carefully selected based on availability of training facilities, clinical instructors and at students convenience. The duration for students’ practical experience take about 8 weeks.

Medical laboratory
Practical skills for medical laboratory students is acquired from department’s laboratory and the Meru level 5 District Hospital, Clinical experience centers for rural and district experience are carefully selected based on availability of training facilities, clinical instructors and at students convenience. The duration for students’ practical experience take about 8 - 12 weeks.

College clinic
The college has a clinic that is strategically placed, manned by competent staff, stocked with drugs for treatment of minor ailment (for students and members of staff). In collaboration with consultants at Meru level 5 hospital students may be referred on major cases of ailment

Classrooms and staff offices
Currently, the college has 8 classrooms each with students sitting capacity of about 50 which are not enough. The college intends to construct 4 more classrooms, staff rooms including ultra- modern library cum information resource centre in next financial year 2014/2015. There are 25 staff offices but not enough

Clubs and Sports
Meru medical Training college participates in Basketball in which the Ladies basketball team won the National Cup in 2014, Rugby 7’s and 14’s up to National level, Table Tennis they participated in the National Finals, Netball, Volleyball, Football, Badminton and Handball. Meru Medical Training College also has a Taekwondo Club.

Students’ hostel and staff quarters
The college has two hostel blocks for students with a bed capacity of 428 (four hundred and twenty eight). We also have 20 (twenty) staff houses within the college and are fully occupied.

History of Embu Campus

Situated one kilometer from Embu town, Kenya Medical Training College- Embu campus is in Eastern Province, along Embu-Meru highway behind Embu Provincial General Hospital.

Started in 1975 by missionaries as a Health Training College, it was under administration of Sister Barry as the Principal until 1987 when Kenya Medical Training College took over its management, offering Enrolled Community Nursing Certificate Course. The campus was officially opened by Hon Kenneth Matiba in 1987.

The campus offers the following courses:

  1. Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing
  2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  3. Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences


We're proud of our high-class facilities, many of which are new or have been recently renovated to cater for students' training needs. Computer and skills laboratories, hostels, classes, conference rooms, library and dinning hall are all available to ensure students' conducive learning atmosphere.

The completion of an ultra-modern building currently under construction, which will house more laboratories, classes and offices, is expected to further boost our efforts in making Embu MTC a health training hub for the Eastern region.

Embu MTC has staff quarters situated near the college so that faculty and staff can take care of students' learning needs. A house keeper resides within the college premises to cater for students' needs.

Mode of Learning
With a well equipped library networked with unlimited access to the internet for both students and staff, and computer lab at Embu campus, you will receive a world-class training from faculty members with knowledge and dedication to make your dreams come true.

Our skills labs, equipped with life-like models provide you with opportunities to freely master nursing and medical skills before visiting clinical areas to deal with real patients.

We are proud of our competent tutors, skills lab assistants and student facilitators, who are readily available for your special training needs.

Clubs and Sports

Students Clubs
You will become a member of active clubs and a vibrant student representative council at the campus, which represents students' grievances to the administration. Among the clubs are Changerz, which advocates for behavioral change among students in and outside the campus. Changerz Club is also involved in conserving the environment.

We also have vibrant religious groups to nourish your spiritual needs. The student facilitating club (STUFFAC) for nursing and clinical medicine students guides you throughout your student life, ensuring you master important medical skills in the lab before you go to the Clinical area to deal with real patients.


If you have an interest in sports, Embu is the place to be. Be it in volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton, Embu campus will make your interest in the games fulfilling.

Housing and Dining
Hostel Facilities
Embu MTC has a hostel capacity of 378 students. Plans are underway to build more hostels so that more students are accommodated within the campus.

Embu MTC Dining
Embu MTC gives you nutritious, high-quality meals before, between and after classes -- and even on weekends.

When you arrive on campus, you'll receive a meal card that entitles you to the Embu MTC meals in the dining hall.


Join the campus where others have changed their lives as well as those of others. 329 students are taking Diploma in Community Health Nursing, 97 are taking Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, 53 are taking Diploma in Environmental Health Nursing while 58 students are Distance Learners in the department of Community Health Nursing.

The Principal, Mrs. Catherine Kabanya, is leading a staff population of more than 50 in making Embu campus the glory of Eastern Province in health care training.

Clinical Experience Centers

Our close proximity with Embu Provincial General Hospital ensures that our students get the much-needed exposure to the top-of-the art equipment and other facilities.

For clinical experiences, our students are attached to Kiritiri, Kianjokoma and Kibugu health centers, local health facilities which familiarise them with real-life experiences in the communities where they will eventually work upon graduation.

Our team of dedicated tutors makes weekly visits to follow up on the performance of the students.

Historical Background

KMTC Nyamira opened its doors for its first group of students in March 2012 for Diploma in Community Health Nursing.


KMTC Nyamira is located in Nyamira County, within Nyamira County Hospital staff quarters. It is 0.5Km from County Headquarters and 0.1Km off Nyamira – Nyamaiya road. It lies within a five (5) acre land donated by the hospital.


It offers Diploma in Community Health Nursing. Other programs in process at proposal level include;

  1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
  2. Diploma in Medical Health Records and Information.
  3. Post Basic Diploma in Pediatric Nursing.


The college has the following facilities;

  1. Pollution block which is within the tuition block.
  2. Pit latrines
  3. Two fields for netball and volley ball

Mode of Learning

The college trains students in Diploma in Community Health Nursing a program that is run on full time basis from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

The practical sites include the following health facilities;

  1. Nyamira County Hospital
  2. Kericho County Hospital
  3. Masimba Sub-County Hospital
  4. Gesusu Sub-County Hospital
  5. Nyamaiya Sub-County Hospital

Clubs and Sports

The college has the following clubs;

  1. Christian Union.
  2. Seventh Day Adventist Union (S D A)
  3. Muslin Union.

The sports include;

  1.  Football – men and ladies
  2. Volleyball – men and ladies
  3. Netball ladies
  4.  Rugby – men
  5.  Indoor games
  6. Athletics

Administration Structure

Administration block which accommodates principal’s office, accounts and registry.

Housing and Dining

Hostel facility with capacity to accommodate one hundred and sixty (160) students. The college has no immediate plans to build additional hostels.

Dining– The College has provision for dining facility which operates throughout the week.

The following meals are provided:

  1. Lunch – steamed rice, chapati and beans, potatoes.
  2. Dinner – ugali, sukuma wiki and meat

Clinical Experience Centres

  1. Nyamira County Hospital.
  2. Kericho County Hospital which is 32 kilometres away.
  3. Masimba Sub-County Hospital - 30 kilometres away.
  4. Gesusu Sub-County Hospital – 30 kilometres away.

Student Population

The college has a student population of three hundred and thirty two (332).

Brief History

MTC Garissa was established in 1980 as a constituent college of KMTC. The college started as a training facility for certificate courses in nursing.

The only MTC in Kenya's North Eastern Province, MTC Garissa is situated off Sankuri Road within Garissa Municipal Council, Garissa District.

Courses Offered

MTC Garissa offers the following courses:

Certificate in Nursing (pre-service)

Upgrading Diploma in Nursing (DL)

In-Service Diploma in Nursing

Housing and Dining
MTC Garissa has 2 classrooms, computer lab, skills lab, library, 2 hostels and office.

We have one kitchen and 1 dining hall.

The college participates in the following games:

  • Football both male and female
  • Volleyball both male and female
  • Handball – female
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton

Student Representative Council
MTC Garissa has a structured and well represented Student's Council.

The council is composed of Chairman, Assistant Chairman, treasurer and secretary as well as students' representatives for sports, hostels, dining and environment.

Staff and Student Population
Total Staff Population: 22
Lecturers: 8
Administrative Assistant: 1
Clerical Officers: 3
Subordinate Staff: 7
Driver: 1
Casuals: 2

Total Student Population: 246
Pre-service: 135
Distance Learners: 111

Proximity to Training Hospital
MTC Garissa uses Garissa Provincial General Hospital for most of its clinical placement. We also use Mathare for psychiatry and Machakos District Hospital for Nursery experience.

Brief overview

The Kenya Medical Training College – Homa Bay campus was established in 1978 to train Enrolled Community Health Nurses. The first class to be admitted comprised of 12 students. Over the years, the institution has grown to offer three courses: diploma in Community Health Nursing (pre-service), Diploma in Community Health Nursing (In-service) and Diploma in Clinical Medicine (pre-service).

Before the pre-service programmes in Clinical Medicine and Nursing were introduced three years ago, the institution had been conducting an upgrading in-service programme for Enrolled Nurses. The basic training for enrolled nurses was phased out in 2002.

Courses offered

  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing (pre-service)
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing (In-service)
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine (pre-service)

Sitting on a nine-acre piece of land, the campus is endowed with various infrastructures to make your training not only convenient but interesting. A large lecture hall, offices, a library, hostels, a computer lab equipped with 50 computers, a dining hall and a skills lab are some of the facilities at your disposal.

Mode of learning
For nursing department, the students alternate between theory blocks and practical experiences in the clinical areas. At the end of each theory block, pre-service students attend skills lab sessions, where they are taught various practical skills. Then they are subjected to an objectively scored clinical examination (OSCE). The students then go to the clinical areas where they circulate the Maternity Unit, Outpatient department, surgical, medical and pediatric wards.

Clinical Medicine students rotate in all the wards within the District Hospital including the outpatient department and theatre, where they gain various practical skills. Each rotation takes eight weeks. Towards the end of their second year in training, the students are guided to conduct a community diagnosis. After they have successfully conducted the diagnosis, they are ready to proceed to the Rural Health centers for six weeks to gain experiences in rural health care and health center management.

Clubs and sports


Homa Bay MTC nurtures your interest in sports as it develops you into a medical professional. Be it in volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton, Homa Bay campus will make your interest in the game fulfilling.


Kabarnet MTC dates back to 1990 when it was established as an MTC at the then Baringo District Development Institute now GTI Baringo.

It started by training certificate in Enrolled Community Nursing and Public Health Technicians up to 1999 when PHT bore Diploma in Public Health (in-service) in the year 2000. The Government of Kenya during the same period through the MOH had proposed to build MTC Kabarnet on a plot of 8 acres set aside next to Kabarnet District Hospital for the same project.

The project physically commenced on 13th May 1991 with then R. Valley P. C. Mr. Yusuf Hajji laying the foundation stone on 22nd May, 1991.

Though the project is still incomplete to date, we were able to shift from GTI to our new building next to the District Hospital on 19th February 2004.
The college is located in Kabarnet town, next to Kabarnet District Hospital. The campus is a few kilometers from the scenic Kerio Valley and Lakes Baringo and Bogoria.

Courses offered

  • Diploma in Environmental Health Science (in-service)
  • Certificate in Enrolled Community Nursing (ECN)

Administrative structure

  • Principal
  • Deputy Principal
  • Head of Faculties (2)
  • Lecturers (15)
  • Supportive staff (38)
  • Security

Total staff - 52

Clubs and sports

Kabarnet MTC is proud of her exemplary performance in athletics and sports. From athletics to volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton, Kabarnet MTC is a shining example of how games can enrich a student's academic performance.

Put together with Nakuru and Eldoret MTCs, Kabarnet MTC remains the best in athletics, thanks to the students' exposure to the historic sceneries that are known to develop Kenya's household names in athletics.

Staff -- both lecturers and supportive staff -- manages sports, ensuring that our students are developed physically and academically as health professionals.


Housing and dinning

We're proud of our top-of the art hostel facilities for our students. The completion of an ultra-modern hostel currently under construction is expected to further boost our efforts in accommodating more students and offering more courses at the campus.

Dinning Hall
Before, between and after classes -- and even on weekends, Kabarnet MTC gives you nutritious, high-quality meals, served at the modern dining hall.

You'll receive a meal card that entitles you to the Kabarnet MTC meals in the dining hall when you arrive on campus.

Population of students
Nursing: 120
Public Health: 80
Total: 200

Brief History

The college has a long history dating back to 1922 when it started training Health Workers who qualified as Medical attendants. The training of enrolled nurses started in 1952 while that of Environmental Health Sciences was inaugurated in 1979. The faculty of Medical Laboratory Technology (now Medical Laboratory Sciences) was introduced in 1981.

The three faculties offered certificate courses until 1994 when Medical Laboratory Sciences started a diploma course, followed by nursing department in 2000. Environmental Health Sciences introduced in-service diploma courses in September 2001. In addition to the three regular progammes, the Nursing faculty started upgrading of enrolled nurses to diploma level in September 2005.

Currently the college has a student population of 678 comprising of regular, self-sponsored and in-service upgrading.

MTC Kakamega is situated in Kakamega town, next to the Provincial General Hospital, Kakamega.

Courses offered

  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences

A new building comprising of 2 classrooms, a computer laboratory and 3 lectures' offices, was completed in September 2008. The campus also has apartment-style housing located close to the classes.

Administrative structure
The Principal is the head of the institution assisted by two deputies. One of the deputy principals heads the academic department and the other deals with finance and administrative matters.

A head of department is responsible for the running of academic department. All the teaching staff is directly answerable to the Head of Department.

The Executive Officer handles general administrative matters.

In addition, there are standing management committees responsible for overseeing the various activities within the college.

Clubs and sports

Housing and dining
Residing on Kakamega MTC campus is about more than just having a place to stay: It's about finding a place to live. Those who choose to be residents enjoy our modern accommodation facilities, available to a limited number of students.

Kakamega MTC hostels offer you a unique on-campus experience. It features apartment-style housing located close to campus academic buildings and the provincial general hospital, which offers clinical experience to our students. Not only does living on campus provide substantial cost savings, but it also provides many ways of getting involved in student life at Kakamega MTC.

Population of students
Currently the college has a student population of 678 comprising of regular, self-sponsored and in-service upgrading.

Clinical experience centers
Kakamega provincial general hospital

Historical Background
Bomet Medical Training is located within Longisa County hospital. It has 2.8 hectares of Land that is approximately 7 acres. It was conceived in March 2013, as a community initiative and the County government of Bomet. They were given a go ahead by the KMTC Director and a task force was formed who implement the project. In October 2013, the first class of 50 Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing Diploma students was admitted. .The current population of students is 200. The College admits 2 intakes per year.

Courses Offered
Currently the college is offering Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing with plans to Increase programs from 1-4 by 2016 – Clinical Medicine, Nutrition, EHS

Facilities Available
A fully equipped skills lab - Where students undergo their practicals before moving to their clinical areas where they will interact with patients in wards .Staff offices and Departments .These comprises of Principal’s office, Deputy Principal’s office, administrator’s office and staff launch.

Computer Laboratory – Bomet Medical training college has a fully equipped computer laboratory with a total of 36 desktop computers and four laptops.26 computers are used in teaching students computer lessons while four laptops and 10 desktop computers are used in executing administration duties. This is also where students undergo research during their learning. There is a presence of WIFI network which enable students to Google and research on various topics pertaining their daily studies.

A library - Bomet MTC also has a library which is located in a serene environment conducive for learning. It is in the process of being fully equipped with learning materials including making it a research hub with the presence of WIFI network.

The college has built new classrooms - This will enable smooth teaching and learning of students.

Housing and Dining
Hostels with a capacity of 80 students - There is a hostel which accommodates 80 students. There is a plan to construct more hostels for both male and female to allow for more students to be accommodated in future. The hostel also is equipped with two water tanks with a capacity of 10,000 liters. These assist in storage of rain water which together with piped water enables students to access water without experiencing shortages.

Dining hall and Kitchen- The College is currently sharing dining facilities with Longisa county hospital. The facility is located within the hospital with delicious meals and a flexible menu which is student friendly. There is a plan underway by college to construct their own dining facilities.

Mode of Study

  • Full time from 8.00a.m to 4.00 P. m (Monday to Friday except during practical lessons which they attend during weekends )
  • Students use Longisa county hospital which is about 20 meters as their clinical experience centre.
  • There is also ICT lessons which is mandatory to all students.

Clubs in the Campus

  • Sports club. Participate in ball games like volleyball, Football, Handball and many other sporting activities
  • Christian union club


The college started in September 2007 with 60 students in the department of Clinical Medicine which was followed in March by 40 students in the department of Nursing.

The college was started following the President's visit when residents requested for it. The request was granted and a task force formed under the direction of the Director KMTC to implement the directive. Buildings that previously housed part of the hospital were renovated into four classrooms and administration block, kitchen and dinning hall (capacity 100). The two classrooms are currently used as temporary skills lab and library.

The college is within the hospital compound but plans are at an advanced stage to have land demarcated to separate it from the hospital. It is also in a relatively rural setting that allows students a quiet atmosphere for learning.

Kapkatet KMTC is located at Kapkatet market 35 kms South of Kericho town in Bureti District in the Rift Valley Province. It is surrounded by several schools with rich agricultural area.

Courses offered

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Nursing


  • Classrooms
  • Administration block
  • Dinning hall and kitchen
  • Hostels

Clubs and sports

The college is actively involved in sports activities in various disciplines and has participated within zone 8 events with almost all the zones.

Housing and dining
The hospital administration gave out two flats that housed staff. These were renovated into a male and female hostel

The Kitchen and dinning hall were renovated from buildings that previously housed part of the hospital.


Kilifi Medical Training College (formerly hospital Maintenance Training School) started operation in 1987. It was collaboration between the government of Kenya and SIDA. It was offering Certificate in Medical Engineering. The first class had 18 students who were recruited among the workers in various hospitals in the country. Later in March 2007, the 1st class of KRCHN (Diploma) course was introduced. Presently, we have 3 classes of Medical engineering (Cert) and 3 classes of KRCHN (Diploma).

The college is located in Kilifi town, 62km north of Mombasa along the Mombasa-Malindi Highway. It is within the District's Headquarters and boarders the Kilifi district Hospital at KEMRI. (Kenya Medical Research Institute).

Courses Offered

  • Two years certificate in Medical Engineering
  • 31/2 years Diploma in Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)

Administrative structure

  • Principal
  • Head of Faculties
  • Lecturers
  • Support Staff

Clubs and sports
The college is actively involved in the following sports:

  • Football (men & women)
  • Volleyball (men & women)
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis

Housing and dining
The college has five dormitories with a bed capacity of 156.It also has a dinning hall with a sitting capacity of 120 students.

Brief History

Kitui Medical Training College was established in the year 2004 as a constituent college of KMTC.

In September the same year, the first intake of Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) reported to the college. The class had 40 students who formed the pioneer class for the campus.

KMTC – Kitui is 1Km from Kitui town and is located along the Hospital road next to Kitui District Hospital. It occupies the premises that formerly housed Better Living Institute (BLI) Kitui.

Kitui campus is housed on a 20 acre piece of land that was provided by the local community through the District Development Committee.

Courses Offered
Currently the campus offers;

  • 3 ½ years Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
  • 3 years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • 3 Years Diploma in clinical medicine
  • 3 Years Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
  • 2 years Certificate in Health Records and Information Sciences
  • 2 year Diploma in Health Records and information Sciences (Upgrading Self sponsored)

The college has well qualified lecturers in all the departments. Our main intake is usually in September every year save for Diploma in Health Records and information Sciences (Self sponsored)

The physical environment is very conducive learning environment which makes the college excel academically.

Other achievements

1.Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health
A Centre of Excellence (CoE) Family Planning and Reproductive Health training at KMTC Kitui was launched Thursday 21st April 2011 marking another contribution for the Kitui MTC fraternity in strengthening human resources for improved health outcomes of the Kenyan people.

The partnership between the Ministries of Health, KMTC and USAID Capacity Kenya Project started in 2009. The overall objective of the Centre of Excellence is to strengthen human resources for health training systems in order to ensure Kenya's improved delivery to primary health care.

2.Centre of excellence in phlebotomy
Under the JPHIEGO project, the centre has an established centre of excellence in the training in phlebotomy and safe specimen collection with the aim of improving the diagnoses of disease and enhancing safety for both patients and service providers.

Learning facilities
Computer laboratory:
The College has two computer labs the first with 30 desktop computers with support from USAID Capacity Kenya Project it is the Resource Centre for Family Planning and Reproductive Health training with 20 computers. Each has unlimited

The second computer laboratory was funded by JHPIEGO it is the resource centre on phlebotomy (Safe blood specimen processing)

Demonstration laboratory:
This is used by Medical Laboratory Science students during their practical. It is well equipped with modern facilities.

Skills Laboratory:
This is used by the Nursing students for demonstration of various procedures. It has humanistic models and various equipments and was originally supported by VVO skillslab project.

Administration block
The college had modern administration block which houses offices for various head of sections, library and conference hall.

The library is in the new administration block. It is spacious and well equipped.

Transport of students on official academic activities is done by college bus

Power backup
The college has a power backup generator for the tuition block

Hostel space is available for more than half of the student population with the rest being accommodated in private hostels located close to the college premises

Dining Hall
The college provides affordable meals for all willing students both boarders and day scholars at very subsidized rates under the enhanced hospitality services.

Sports and Clubs
The students have been actively involved in sporting activities since inception. We are proud to have won several medals, trophies and awards in tournament in sporting activities in the college and outside KMTC.

The sports include:

  • Football Men and Women
  • Basketball Men and Women
  • Handball Men
  • Netball women
  • Volleyball Men and Women
  • Table tennis Men and Women
  • Badminton Men and Women
  • Chess Men and Women
  • Darts Men and Women
  • Athletics Men and Women
  • Hockey Men and Women

The Clubs which are currently active are:

  • Christian Union
  • Catholic Students Association
  • Muslim Students Association
  • Red Cross
  • WASH Club

College Uniqueness
The college is located in an area that has minimal distractions and the amenities that students require are closely available and therefore the students are able to learn with minimal distraction.

We also pride ourselves in having a very cordial relationship with the clinical practicum sites which gives our students a competitive edge in their clinical practice

Physical address: Kitui - Kibwezi Road
Postal Address: Box 711-90200, Kitui
Telphone: 020 350 32 34
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Brief history of the campus

Kenya Medical Training College- Machakos campus is in Machakos County in lower eastern region of Kenya, along Machakos- Wote road next to Machakos level 5 Hospital and about 100 Metres after shalom community hospital and about 500 metres from Machakos bus park.

KMTC Machakos was started in 1959 as a training School for enrolled nurses under Machakos General Hospital. It used to train enrolled nurses at its inception. The training of enrolled nurses stopped in 1978 giving way to Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing This continued up to 2000 September when the course was replaced by Diploma in Registered community health Nursing.


The campus currently offers the following courses:

  1. Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing
  2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  3. Diploma in Clinical Medicine

However plans are also underway to launch two more market driven programs i.e. Certificate in plaster technician and higher diploma in anesthesia

The campus is proud of having high-class facilities, to cater for students' training needs. The campus has skills laboratories for medical laboratory sciences, nursing and clinical medicine students where they get exposed to skills by use of current technology and teaching models before being sent to clinical sites to practice with real patients. The college also has computer laboratory with internet connectivity where students can access to enrich what is provided by the teachers.

The lecturers are well equipped with the current advances in technology and use PowerPoint for delivery of content.

The campus also has a well equipped library with the current recommended resource materials and committed staff.

The college has three vehicles i.e. a 62 seater bus, and two 25 seater minibuses for taking students for educational tour and recreational activities.

Mode of learning
The programs offered in KMTC Machakos are full time. In addition, with a well equipped library and computer laboratory networked with unlimited access to the internet for both students and staff, at Machakos campus, you will receive a world-class training from faculty members with knowledge and seal to make your dreams come true.

Moreover our skillslabs are equipped with life-like models and modern diagnostic machines that provide you with opportunities to freely master nursing and medical skills and diagnostic procedures before visiting clinical areas to deal with real patients.

We are proud of our competent tutors, who are readily available for your special training needs.

Clubs and Sports

Students Clubs
You will become a member of active clubs and a vibrant student representative council at the campus, which represents students' grievances to the administration. We also have vibrant religious groups to nourish your spiritual needs such as Christian Union(CU),Young Catholic Society(YCS).Seventh Day Adventist Group and Muslim Group..

If you have an interest in sports, Machakos is the place to be. Be it in athletics, volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton. The college has been actively involved in sports. Due to limited space in our compound we use A nearby primary school and Machakos stadium for practice. Never the less plans are under to have our own fields.

Housing and dining
The campus has eight beautiful hostels with adequate water supply and a very affordable rate for any students who wish to be accommodated within the campus as accommodation is optional.

The campus too has a cafeteria system manned by very able staff for both students and staff. Variety of mouth watering quality menu is provided and is the cheapest in town. The cafeteria is open Monday to Sunday from 6am to 8.00 pm daily

Clinical experience sites
Machakos level 5 hospital is the primary clinical site and it borders KMTC Machakos.Students practice in this hospital during the first and second year of training. However in the 3rd years students get attached to rural health facilities and other hospitals in the country for more exposure to diverse health problems. These include Isinya health centre in Kajiado, Tawa in Makueni, Tiwi rural health demonstration unit in Kwale, Karurumo in Embu,Mosoriot in Uasingisu to mention but a few.

The current population is 700 students.

About us
At Mathari MTC, we provide our student with an opportunity to become Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing professionals who are dedicated to excellence in mental health nursing.

In line with our mission and vision, we are committed to producing highly trained and competent mental health and psychiatry nursing health professionals who are empowered to serve in local, regional and global communities.

Our vision
KMTC Mathare inspires to be a model institution in the training and development of competent registered nurses/mental health and psychiatry.

Our Mission
To provide quality training and development of competent registered nurses/mental health and psychiatry.

Individuals from Kenya, Africa and beyond are encouraged to embrace an opportunity for lifelong growth and satisfaction from a career committed to psychiatry and mental health care.

KRN/MHP basic and a Higher National Diploma in Psychiatry nursing programs offered in our college, contribute to development of expert mental health and psychiatry nurses who benefit individuals, families, groups, and communities of the world by providing and improving delivery of haulistic care.

We are located in a serene environment opposite Muthaiga Police Station 800m off Thika Super Highway and 4KM from Nairobi Central Business District.

Other Students Support Services

  1. Catering services
  2. Hostel services
  3. Library services
  4. Transport to clinical areas

Brief History
Kenya Medical Training College –Msambweni Campus was formerly the Matuga Medical Training College housed at the then Government Training Institute Matuga.

The campus was started in 1977, it was training pre – service students in Environmental Health Sciences which was a certificate course taking two (2) years. In 1977, the campus also started a six (6) – month in-service certificate course in water and sanitation. This certificate course ran only for two (2) consecutive years then it was stopped. This course was targeting qualified Public Health Technicians.

In 1998, the campus started offering a two (2)-year in-service diploma course in Environmental Health sciences. The following year i.e. 1999, the certificate course in Environmental Health Sciences was phased out. This was in line with the government's policy then of phasing out certificate courses. In 2005, the campus started offering a three (3) year pre- service diploma course in Environmental Health sciences.

In 2006 the last in – service diploma class qualified but the Pre service Diploma course in Environmental Health Science course continued. The same year the campus was relocated from Matuga to Tumbe in Msambweni that formerly hosted the Leprosy centre and continued to offer the Diploma Pre-service course. This prompted the change of name from Matuga MTC to Msambweni MTC.

In 2010 KMTC embarked on expansion program that included Msambweni Campus in which two courses were started here namely Diploma in Registered Community Health Nursing and Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology in September.

Satellite Campus
Msambweni has a satellite campus at Kwale from where the department of environmental health sciences operates. The satellite campus offers diploma in environmental health.

Courses Offered

  • Diploma in Environmental Sciences
  • Certificate in Health Records and Information

Administrative structure
Principal: Peninnah Ndambuki
Deputy Principal: Henry Boiwo
HOD Academic Department:Kava Zani
Environmental Health Science: Mr. Absorn Charo
Nursing: Mr. Benard Nyikuri
Health Records and Information: Mr. Robert Wamalwa

Other Departments

  • Human Resource
  • Accounts
  • Supplies/Procurement
  • Housing
  • Catering
  • ICT
  • Library
  • Security
  • Maintenance

Clubs and Societies
The campus is well represented in almost all sports disciplines and it also boasts to be one of the campuses (if any) having various playing fields. The college provides a variety of sporting and recreation facilities at no extra cost to students. These sports and recreation facilities are meant to encourage students to take a break from their studies and maintain a healthy balanced life. The college encourages students to actively participate in sports and games and other extracurricular activities since they have been proven to:

  • Increase concentration
  • Promote discipline
  • Promote good health
  • Bring people together hence promote peace

There are a variety of games and sports on offer:

  • Soccer
  • Volley ball
  • Rugby
  • Basket ball
  • Table Tennis
  • Darts
  • Chess
  • Scrabble
  • Drought

Available sporting facilities include: -

  • Soccer field
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball fields
  • Netball Courts
  • Handball Court


Kisumu Medical Training College opened its door as a formal training institution for nurses in 1953.In those early years, it catered for a total of about forty five students out of whom less than ten qualified in a year. The institution has expanded over the years to having more than 700 students with an annual output 300 trained manpower. Presently, Kisumu Medical Training College is one of the largest provincial Training Institutions in the country. It has two campuses (the upper campus and the lower campus) and six departments namely:

  • Nursing
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Imaging Sciences
  • The Business Unit – offers a course in Higher Diploma in Community Health and H.I.V AIDS care.

Kisumu Medical Training College upper campus is located at Kondele on Kisumu-Kakamega road and is approximately two kilometers from Kisumu town. The lower campus is based at Kisumu District Hospital just opposite Jomo- Kenyatta sports ground.

Courses Offered

  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences
  • Higher Diploma in community Health and H.I.V AIDS care

Clubs and sports

Kisumu Medical Training College participates in sports annually. The College participates in the Zonal, Regional and National sports competitions. The sports that the College participates in include: Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Netball, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Darts, Long Tennis, Scrabble, Chess, Table Tennis, Badminton and Draughts. Kisumu Medical Training College has been a champion in Men's Basketball at the National Level. This was in the year 2009 in Mombasa.

Housing and dining
Kisumu Medical Training College has two accommodation units for students. The upper campus accommodates female students. It has 192 rooms with a bed capacity of 382.The lower campus on the other hand accommodates male students. It has 86 rooms with a total bed capacity of 254.

There is also a kitchen and dining hall in both the upper and lower campuses where students' meet


Kenya medical training college is committed to providing highly qualified and competent health care professionals and to attain this K.M.T.C – Kapenguria Campus in collaboration with county Government of West Pokot pursued arrange of initiatives and build a sustainable capacity for efficient and effective service delivery. This calls not only for an institutional framework to guide  the process but for readily available operating standards.


To produce competent health care professionals through training, research and consultancy services in order to provide quality health care to the community.


To be a model health institution in the training and development of competent health professionals.


KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE – KAPENGURIA CAMPUS is situated in west Pokot county headquarters adjacent to Kapenguria county referral hospital on a twelve (12) acre piece of land donated by the County Hospital through the county government. It was started in early 1980’s with the aim of empowering the county then (District) with the aim of empowering the community with health care personnel. The buildings have been in place since then but not operational until the county government of west Pokot undertook to build and equipped a new and modern facility for Classes, Administrative offices, Skill slab, and Library.

The campus admitted the first KENYA ENROLLED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE students in September 2014. It was officially opened by His Excellency the president of the republic of Kenya Hon Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on 16th April 2015 being the first K.M.T.C in Kenya to be built and equipped by the County Government.

West Pokot County is situated in South East of Kenya Bordering Uganda and approximately 800km from K.M.T.C Hqs in NAIROBI. It covers an area of 9,164 sq km, and has 83 functional Health Facilities, one (1) county Referral Hospital, Three (3) Sub – County Hospitals and Health Centers in Each sub county.

Kapenguria County Referral Hospital was established in 1934 as a dispensary, elevated in 1936 to a health center and become a District hospital in 1950. It has abed capacity of 160, attends 250 to 300 OPD cases per day and an average of 300 deliveries per month which makes it ideal for students to get firsthand experience effectively and efficiently.



 The administration block consist of six (6) class rooms with a capacity of sixty (60) students, five (5) equipped with fifty (50) modern arms chairs. A complete modern and equipped library with books, reading tables with one hundred and twenty (120) chairs and cabinet shelves, computer lab with six connected to internet Desktops fifty (50) more desktops is earmarked to be purchased with the county government to purchase ten (10) desktops and ten (10) laptops, administrative offices which consist of Principal Office, Board room and eight (8) offices with modern executive furniture, fully equipped skills lab by county government and donation from Liverpool.


The campus has awell equipped hostel with a capacity of one hundred and thirty (130) students both male and female hostel with adequate water supply  in the bath and washrooms and storage tanks place strategically within the hostels.The college is intending to build more hostel facility with the helb of the county government also private investors have shown great interest in building hostels adjacent to the college. Also the college is in the proces of entering an MOU with FGC Home Craft which have a hostel facilty with a capacity to accommodate one hundred (100) students


The college also has a dining facility with a capacity of thirty (30) people per sitting and currently the college has outsourced the facility to a private investors and thus acts as an income generating activity to the college.


The college participates in the KMTC sports as it within the curricular since 2015 and have managed to beat other well established colleges despite the number which have often forced some participants to participate in several events  i.e Field events and indoor games and besides this challenges we have won some medals in KMTC National Games.


Currently the college offers the following courses:

  •      Diploma in enrolled community health Nursing
  •      Certificate in community Health nurse

The college is in the process of offering Certificate in Nutrition which is in the final stages hopefully in March 2017 we will enroll the first batch of Students. The college also is planning to introduce other courses offered by KMTC as there is still enough space for expansion.


There is adequate clinical experience centers fully approved by the nursing council of Kenya as a regulating body this include:

  1.       Kapenguria county referral hospital
  2.       Ortum mission hospital
  3.       Sigor, Chepareria, Kacheliba Sub county Hospital
  4.       Kabichbich , turwell health centers
  5.        External experience
  6.       MTRH for psychiatric experience , ICU etc
  7.       Kitale County Hospital
  8.       Lodwar County Hospital

And all over the republic of Kenya.

The first four are within the county with the exception of the county referral Hospital which is adjacent to the campus. TRANSPORT:

The college is currently assisted by the county government with the mode of transport but expecting to receive for buses and a utility vehicle courtesy of Beyond Zero Sponsored students, His Excellency the President, County Government of west Pokot and Kenya Medical Training College HQS.


The campus has a population of two hundred and thirty eight (238) students with an addition of September intake of fifty (50) students hence a total of two hundred and eighty eight (288) students grouped as

  •        Three (3) KRCHN classes (Sept, 2014 [50 students], 2015 [50 students] and 2016 [50 stds])
  •       Three (3) KECHN Classes (March 2015 [38 stds],Sept 2015 [50 stds] and march 2016 50 [stds])

NB: The march 2015 ECN students has that number because they were transferred from Garrisa MTC  because of insecurity which had occurred during that time and eventually some of them returned when security was restored thus the less number.


The college currently has thirty three members of staff: ten (10) teaching staff, 23 non-teaching staff.

Five academic staffs are from KMTC including the principal, three are on secondment from the county, and two contracted lecturers being assisted by others who supervise in the clinical areas. Six (6) non-teaching staff are from KMTC, seven (7) are employed on casual basis by KMTC, while ten (10) are posted by county Government of West Pokot. all are posted/assigned  to their areas of work accordingly.


The college is in the process of constructing outside modern toilets which takes into consideration people with disabilities as the college believes in equal opportunities as the saying goes disability is not for all and no discrimination also installation of water tanks for harvesting and storage rain water. This will enable the college to sustain the growing number of students as it expands.

The college has also put in place mechanism to levelise the college field to allow our students to fully engage in extracurricular activities within the college as currently we are using the Hospital field which sometimes is cumbersome as the Hospital staff and intern’s uses for the same hence causing some inconveniences.