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.

Administrative structure
Deputy Principal
HOD Academic Department;
Environmental Health Science

Health Records and Information

Other Departments

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

Courses Offered

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


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

Contact Information

KMTC Msambweni Campus

P.O. Box 16 – 80408,


Tel: 0772414558 / 0736562129