Background Information

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Kakamega Campus is situated in Kakamega town, next to the Kakamega County Referral Hospital. The history of the Campus dates back to 1952 when it started training Enrolled Nurses. 27 years later, in 1979, the training of Environmental Health Sciences was also inaugurated. The faculty of Medical Laboratory Technology, now Medical Laboratory Sciences, was introduced in 1981.

All the three programmes offered certificate courses until 1994 when Medical Laboratory Sciences started a diploma course, followed by nursing in 2000. Environmental Health Sciences introduced in-service diploma course in September 2001. In September 2005, Nursing started upgrading of Enrolled Nurses to diploma level, in addition to the three progammes.

Programmes and Courses currently offered: –

  • Certificate in Environment Health Sciences
  • Diploma in Environment Health Sciences
  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing
  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.




The Campus is located next to Kakamega County Referral Hospital, which is among the approved hospitals for practical lessons of students pursuing medical courses and for their internship.

We have highly skilled and experienced lecturers who are always ready to help students meet their objectives both in Campus and in their careers. Our library and computer lab are well-stocked with books, computers and internet to help our students conduct research. We have installed wi-fi hotspots in different corners of our campus that run for 24 hours. In addition, we offer free computer lessons to all new students.

Residing in KMTC Kakamega 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. Our hostels offer a unique on-campus experience featuring apartment-style housing located close to the Campus academic buildings and the main clinical site.

Population of students

Currently the Campus has a student population of 750.

Clinical Experience Sites

Kakamega County Referral Hospital provides the main clinical experience site for our students.

Clubs, Societies and Sports

The Campus participates in different sporting activities such as football, athletics, netball and basketball. We compete in the zonal, regional and national sports.

The available clubs include: Catholic Action, Christian Union and Muslim Group among others.


Campus Contact information: –

The Principal

KMTC Kakamega Campus

P.O Box 535-50100


Tel: 0712133469/0722782720/0721555003


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