Kakamega Campus


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.

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

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.

Population of students

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

Courses offered

  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences


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.

Clinical experience centers
Kakamega provincial general hospital

Contact Information

KMTC Kakamega Campus

P.O. Box 535,


Tel: 056-20332

Email: kakamega@kmtc.ac.ke