Background Information

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Kapenguria Campus is situated near West Pokot County Headquarters adjacent to Kapenguria County Referral Hospital on a 12 acre-piece of land donated by the Hospital through the County Government. KMTC Kapenguria Campus was started in early 1980’s and buildings put in place with the aim of empowering the county, then district, with health care personnel.

After devolution, the County Government of west Pokot built and equipped a new and modern facility for classes, administrative offices, skills slab, and library. Some of the pre-existing hospital buildings were also converted for use by the Campus.

KMTC Kapenguria Campus admitted the first Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurses students in September 2014. The Campus was officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on 16th April, 2015. It was the first KMTC campus in Kenya to be built and equipped by a County Government.

Programmes and Courses currently offered

  • Higher National Diploma in Family Medicine.
  • Diploma in Enrolled Community Health Nursing.
  • Certificate in Community Health Nursing.
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.


Facilities: –

  • Administration Block

The administration block consists of Principal’s office, board room and eight modern offices.

  • Classrooms

The tuition block consists of six (6) class rooms.

  • Library

A complete modern and well-equipped library.

  • Computer Lab

Equipped with computers and connected with internet to facilitate teaching and learning.

  • Skills Lab

Fully equipped skills lab by County Government and donation from Liverpool.

  • Hostels/Accomodation

The Campus has well-equipped hostels with adequate water supply.

  • Ongoing works:

Construction of a computer and nutrition lab ongoing.


Clinical Experience Sites

West Pokot County has 83 functional health facilities, one county referral hospital, three Sub-County Hospitals and Health Centers in each sub county.

The following facilities are approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya as clinical experience sites for our students: –

  • Kapenguria County Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • Ortum Mission Hospital
  • Sigor, Chepareria, Kacheliba Sub County Hospitals
  • Kabichbich and Turwell Health Centers

External experience

  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for psychiatric experience, ICU etc.
  • Kitale County Hospital
  • Lodwar County Hospital

Clubs, Societies and Sports

The Campus participates in the KMTC sports and have emerged winners in various outdoor and indoor games.


Campus contact information: –

The Principal

KMTC Kapenguria Campus,

P.O.BOX 576-30600,


Tel: 0795337579


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