Machakos Campus


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.

Student Population

The current population is 700 students.

Courses Offered


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

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.


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.

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.

Contact Information

KMTC Machakos Campus

P.O. Box 837-9100,


Tel: 0442221305