Lodwar Campus


The idea of building Kenya Medical Training College in Lodwar was born in 1984 when the then president of Kenya (Retired) Hon. Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi visited Turkana for the first time. He found that there were no local nurses in Lodwar District Hospital currently called the Lodwar County and Referral Hospital. He decreed that a Medical Training College must be constructed to train more locals. These students would also contribute to the improved care of patients in the hospital.

In addition, the county’s socio, economic, cultural climatic and geographical uniqueness prompted the construction of the college. For this reason, it was further decided that the predominantly nomadic pastoralist community would benefit from outreach services provided by the students and the qualified medical personnel.

The college was constructed fourteen (14) years later in 1998. It was completed in 2000 and officially opened in October of the same year by the then KMTC Director Mr. Paul Boit in the company of other County Dignitaries.

Its first class was Certificate in Community Health Nursing which commenced in September the same year with a student population of 34 students.

From this early beginning MTC Lodwar has continued to progress and make a remarkable difference in not only the County’s health sector but also the country at large.

Courses offered;

  1. Certificate in Community Health Nursing
  2. Diploma in Health Promotion
  3. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  4. Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  5. Six Month Course in Community Health and Development

Mode of learning

These courses are offered on a full time basis during weekdays from 8 to 4pm

Experience sites

  • Lodwar County and Referral hospital,
  • Lokichar Sub-County hospital,
  • Kitale Provincial hospital,
  • Saboti Sub-County hospital,
  • Gilgil Sub County hospital,
  • Nakuru Referral hospital ,
  • Bokoli Sub- County Referral,
  • Chwele Sub-County,
  • Moi Teaching and Referral,
  • Kenyatta National Hospital,
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral,
  • Machakos Level Five (5),
  • Naivasha hospital,
  • Nyeri County referral hospital,
  • Embu County referral hospital,
  • Coast General,
  • Kakamega County referral hospital,
  • Kabarnet hospital,
  • Long’isa hospital(Bomet),
  • Kiambu County referral hospital,
  • Kisii County referral hospital
  • Kapkatet Hospiatal


The campus has the following facilities:

  1. Classrooms – 8
  2. Offices – 13
  3. Computer Lab – 01
  4. Library – 01
  5. Skills Lab – 01
  6. Conference Room – 01
  7. Kitchen Lab -01

Clubs and Societies

  • Christian Union(C.U)
  • Young Christian Association (Y.C.S)
  • Seventh Day Adventist (S.D.A)
  • Kenya Medical Muslim Students Union
  • President’s Award

Contact Information

KMTC Lodwar Campus

P.O. Box 126-30500


Tel: 020-8018398

Email: lodwar@kmtc.ac.ke