Department of Pharmacy

Welcome to KMTC department of Pharmacy

KMTC’s department of Pharmacy is as old as the institution itself. Established in 1927 to train local pharmaceutical personnel to meet local needs, KMTC’s department of pharmacy pioneered the training of pharmacy personnel in the country.

The course started as a certificate course in 1927, but later changed into a diploma in 1968. Since then, the programme has grown in strength. It currently graduates more than 470 pharmaceutical technologists annually.

Owing to the high calibre of trainers you can be sure that when you train with us, you are training with the best in the industry. We produce pharmaceutical technologists for the country, regional and international markets. As a matter of fact, our graduates make up more than 80% of pharmaceutical technologists in the vcountry.

Propelled by the theme “Improving pharmaceutical services through training and research”, the department has also aggressively embarked on research.


Dr. Barnaba Kirui, B. Pharm

Head of Department

Level of Training
Academic programme
Course Duration
Campus where course is offered
Minimum Entry Requirement


Diploma in Pharmacy


3years Nairobi, Manza, Kisumu,

Nyeri, Mombasa and Nakuru

• C in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry or

Physical Science and Biology or Biological


• C in any one of the following: – Physics or    Mathematics

·         Mean grade of Plain C

Higher Diploma Higher Diploma in Pharmacy 18 months Nairobi Diploma in Pharmacy

·         Minimum credit qualifications

Two years post graduate experience

Higher Diploma in Pharmacy (Formulation)
Higher Diploma in Pharmacy ( Clinical Pharmacy)
Higher Diploma in Pharmacy (Herbal Medicine)