Background Information


Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Mathari Campus is located within Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital along Thika Super Highway, four kilometers north of Nairobi City Centre, opposite Muthaiga Police Station, in Nairobi County.


KMTC Mathare Campus was established in 1961 by the colonial government to train Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses (EPN), who would be deployed at Mathare Mental Hospital on completion of training. The training continued up to 1976 when it was stopped and one year post-basic enrolled psychiatric course started.  The course continued up to 2003 when upgrading programme from Certificate in Enrolled Community Nursing to Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing was introduced.


Programmes and Courses currently offered

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing (Mental Health and Psychiatry)
  • Higher Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing Psychiatry
  • Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine – Mental Health and Psychiatry
  • Higher Diploma in Addiction Science


The Campus intends to introduce the following programmes;

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing
  • Certificate in Enrolled Psychiatric Nursing
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine
  • Higher Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Mental Health and Psychiatry)
  • Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction

The following are upcoming short courses:

  • Orientation to Mental Health and psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry- 6 weeks
  • Mental Health for the Elderly-2 weeks
  • Forensic Psychiatry – 2 weeks
  • Health Counseling for Health Service Providers- 6 months distance (Blended learning)


The Campus continues to expand its infrastructure in terms of classrooms, resource center, brandings and maintenance of grounds. It has the following facilities:

  • College bus
  • Classrooms
  • Library
  • Computer lab
  • Administration Block
  • Hostel

Student population

The Campus has a total of 330 students and is expected to increase in the next intake.

Clubs, societies and sports

  • Christian Union
  • Catholic Action
  • Muslim society
  • Seventh Day Adventist club
  • Environmental club
  • Sports:- Football , volleyball, darts, netball, badminton and athletics.



Campus Contact Information

The Principal

KMTC Mathari Campus

P.O. BOX 46028-00100


TEL: 020-2391315



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