Background Information

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Busia Campus is one of the 67 constituent campuses of KMTC. KMTC Busia campus is on a 4½ acre land, next to Busia County Referral Hospital in Busia town, Matayos Constituency Busia County, 500 meters from Kenya – Uganda boarder post.

Establishment of the Campus was envisioned by the then Vice President Moody Awori in 2003 and supported by the KMTC Board of Directors. The site for KMTC was officially commissioned by His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki in 2005. The foundation stone for construction of KMTC Busia was laid by Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojamong on 9th October, 2014. A steering committee was established in 2015 to oversee implementation of the project activities in a phased approach. The first phase of the construction was completed by July 2016.

KMTC Busia Campus was approved by the Clinical Officers Council on 1st November 2016 and the first group of students for a Diploma Course in Clinical Medicine were admitted by 15th November 2016. Further, the Nursing Council of Kenya accredited the Campus to offer a Diploma Course in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing in March 2017 and the first group of nursing students admitted in April 2017.

Programmes and Courses currently offered

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Prospective Courses

  • Certificate in Community Health Nursing
  • Upgrading Course in Orthopaedic Trauma Medicine



  • Administration block
  • Common room
  • Classrooms
  • Fully-equipped Skills lab
  • Well stocked library
  • Well-equipped computer lab
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Kitchen

Student Population

The current student population is 397 with the number expected to go high in the next intake.

Clinical experience sites

Busia County Referral Hospital is the main training Hospital for the students. Others include: –

  • Alupe Sub-County Hospital
  • Port Victoria Sub-County Hospital
  • Sio-port Health Centre
  • Bumala Health Centre
  • Lukolis Health Centre
  • Nambale Sub-County Hospital
  • Amukura Health Centre
  • Nakuru County Referral Hospital
  • Mathare Mental Health Hospital
  • Kakamega County Referral Hospital


Clubs, Societies and sports

  • Catholic Students Association
  • Christian Union
  • Muslim Students Association
  • Seventh Day Adventist

For sports, the following are available:

  • Football team
  • Volleyball team
  • Handball teams
  • Hockey teams
  • Indoor games

The Campus has a vibrant student representative council


Campus Contact Information: –

Kenya Medical Training College

Busia Campus

P.O. BOX 970-50400


Tel: 0722217259


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