Background Information

KMTC Machakos Campus is located near Machakos County Teaching and Referral Hospital. A calm, breathtaking environment with a beautiful view of hill peaks and the Yatta plateau, the longest in Africa, also neighbor Machakos Campus, offering a serene environment for learning.

The Campus was established in 1959 as a training school for Enrolled Nurses (EN) under the then Machakos General Hospital. The training of EN was srapped in 1978 giving way to Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing (KECHN), which continued up to 2000 when the course was replaced by Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN).

 Programmes Courses and currently offered:-

  • Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing (Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing)
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery
  • Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

 Facilities: –

  • Housing and dinning

Machakos Campus offers accommodation services at affordable rates. Students wishing to be accommodated are advised to make prior arrangements for booking into the existing well-furnished and clean hostels. There is full time internet connectivity.

  • Resource center

Machakos Campus has a library with a well-equipped computer lab with high internet speed where students have access to computer services. Availability of wi-fi hot spots ensures that students are able to access internet services through several wireless access points distributed all over the Campus.

  • Staff and student health services clinic

The Campus has a qualified clinician who manages the staff and student’s health service clinic located within the premises.

  • Transport

Transport is available enabling smooth movement during different activities of the Campus especially students going to clinical  areas for their practical experience.

Student Population

The current student population is 900 with the number expected to go higher in the next intake.

Clinical experience sites

The Campus is located next to Machakos County Teaching and Referral Hospital, where students go for clinical experience at their convenience.

Other sites include:

  • Isinya Health Centre in Kajiado
  • Tawa in Makueni
  • Tiwi Rural Health Center in Kwale
  • Karurumo in Embu
  • Mosoriot in Uasin Gishu

 Clubs, societies and sports

At Machakos Campus, we strive to prepare and empower students for life, not just for health service delivery. In recognition that students come to the Campus from different geographical areas, and with different cultural backgrounds and needs, every effort is made to provide the best and most comprehensive opportunities possible for students’ academic and personal development. The Campus has staff who have tremendous creativity, energy, and dedication to make the environment the most invigorating and inspiring place it can be for fostering life-long learning, personal growth and development for students.

Available spiritual clubs are:

  • 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. Students get involved in:

  • Athletics
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Chess
  • Scrabble and;

Campus contact information: –

The Principal

KMTC Machakos Campus

P.O. Box 837 – 90100


Tel: 0774-975-414


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