Background Information

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Msambweni Campus was started in 1977.  It was formerly known as “Medical Training College Matuga” until August 2006 when a need for expansion arose thereafter it was relocated to Msambweni, formerly a Leprosy centre.  The campus is about 20 kilometres from Ukunda – Lunga Lunga road adjacent to Msambweni District Hospital, one kilometre from the beach.

The Campus had been training Environment Health Sciences exclusively since the year 1977 (Certificate and in-service courses).  In 2005, the Campus started offering a three (3) year pre-service Diploma course in Environmental Health Sciences.  In 2010 Diploma in Registered Community Health Nursing and Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology were introduced.

In 2012 a satellite Campus was started at Kwale offering Diploma in Environmental Health Science as part of the expansion program. Kwale campus is about seventy (70) kilometers from Msambweni. Kwale satellite campus was given autonomy in 2015.

In March 2014 certificate in Health Records was mounted. In March 2016 Enrolled Community Nursing (beyond zero initiative) was introduced. In September 2016 Diploma in Clinical Medicine program was mounted.

The Msambweni Campus sits on 8.0 acres of land with easy access to water, electricity and transport.


Programmes and Courses currently offered

  • Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
  • Diploma in Health Records and information technology
  • Certificate in Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing-
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine.


Proposed courses to start this year


  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences


Student Population

Current student population is 869 and the number expected to increase once the new proposed programs are mounted.


Clubs, Societies and Sports

  • The Environmental Club and Committee work hand in hand to ensure each new student plants and natures their tree till they finish their studies.
  • Our Red Cross team participated in competition that was held at base titanium and we emerged the winners.
  • In sports, we have been participating in different games from zonal level i.e. football, netball, athletic and indoor games. And in regional level we managed to take basketball ladies, athletics, and some indoor games to the national.

 Campus contact information: –

The Principal

KMTC Msambweni -Campus

P. O. BOX 16-80408,


Tel: 0772414558, 0736562129, 040-3300233


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