Background information

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Nairobi Campus started in 1927 with four students at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kabete. In 1990, it became a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency through an Act of Parliament, Cap.261, Legal Notice No. 14, Laws of Kenya. In 1994, the name Kenya Medical Training College was adopted as a unifying title for the College. Nairobi Campus was operating under the KMTC headquarters until 2001 when it became autonomous with its own Principal.

Programmes and Courses Offered


S/NO                                  DEPARTMENT  Levels
1 Pharmacy Diploma
2 Nutrition and Dietetics Diploma
3 Dental Technology Diploma
4 Optometry Diploma
5 Occupational Therapy Diploma
6 Medical Imaging Sciences Diploma and Higher Diploma
7 Medical Engineering Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma
8 Health Education and Community Health Certificate and Diploma
9 Orthopaedic and Trauma Certificate and Diploma
10  Nursing Diploma and Higher Diploma
11 Community Oral Health Diploma
12 Physiotherapy Diploma and Higher Diploma
13 Health Records and Information Diploma
14 Environmental Health Sciences Diploma and Higher Diploma
15 Clinical Medicine Diploma and Higher Diploma
16 Orthopaedic Technology Diploma and Higher Diploma
17 Medical Laboratory Sciences Diploma and Higher Diploma
18 Medical Education Higher Diploma
19 Health Service Management Higher Diploma and short courses



The Campus has facilities which accommodate all the departments which include:

  • Administration block
  • Classrooms
  • Lecture halls
  • Workshops
  • Laboratories
  • Hostels
  • Catering facilities

Population of the Campus

The campus has a population of 4200 students undertaking Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma in the various courses offered by the Campus.


Clinical Experience

Students gain mentorship and clinical experience in the clinical areas within the locality of Nairobi and across the country in various health facilities. They have also been of great assistance to hospitals where they compensate for health staff shortage.

Campus Contact Information

The Principal

KMTC Nairobi Campus

P. O. BOX 30195 -00100


Tel: 020-2081823/0715905209



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