Background Information

KMTC Manza Campus is located at Kenya Israel Shopping Centre, four kilometers from Machakos town along the Machakos – Nairobi road.  The Campus’ history dates back between 1955 and 1956, when the Rural Day Primary School for European children was established.  When the number of European children attending the school dropped after independence in 1963, the Israel Government started a Social Workers’ (SW) course at the popularly known Kenya Israel School.  The training continued until 1972 when the SW course was transferred to Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA).

In 1976, the Ministry of Education handed over the buildings to the Ministry of Health for use by University of Nairobi medical students who were studying rural medicine.  Later, it began to train Registered Medical Assistants (Clinical Medicine Officers).  In 1979, the first certificate class of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) students (Public Health Technicians) was admitted into the Campus. Being spacious, in September 1991, the KMTC Nairobi Campus identified it as an ideal place to train its third-year Clinical Medicine students who were undertaking practicals at the then Machakos General Hospital.

In 1998, the certificate course in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) was phased out and a diploma course introduced.  In 2006, a three-month certificate course in Community Health Development (CHD) was introduced.  The Department of Pharmacy was established in 2009, admitting its first-year class, while Medical Imaging Sciences department admitted its first class in September 2012.  Health Records and Information Technology is the newest department having admitted its first certificate intake in March 2016 and in September 2018 admitted its first upgrading certificate to diploma.

The Campus has reintroduced CHD course and intends to further introduce more programmes.

Programmes and Courses currently offered

  • Diploma in Environmental Health Services
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma Upgrading HRI to Diploma
  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences
  • Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology


Short Course

  • Community Health Development (6 months)



The facilities available include:

  • Lecture rooms
  • Pharmacy Laboratory
  • Practical Placement sites
  • Public hospitals
  • Outsourced cafeteria
  • Sporting pitches


Clubs, Societies and Sports

  • Students Representative Council
  • Christian Union
  • Catholic Association
  • SDA Student union
  • Environmental awareness club
  • Scouts/Girl guides


Campus Contact Information

 The Principal

KMTC Manza Campus

P.O. Box 837-9100


Tel: 0798 -931792/0722-216347



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