Kirinyaga University

Kirinyaga University

Public University

Kirinyaga Central Constituency, Kirinyaga County

Accredited by: Commission for University Education (CUE) Kenya

About Kirinyaga University

Kirinyaga University College was established by the Kenya Government through THE Kirinyaga University College Order, Legal Notice No. 108 of September 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

The successor to the Kirinyaga Technical Institute (KTI), the University College aims at becoming a world-class university of science and technology specializing in industry-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, science, technology, and ICT.

The main objective of the university is to provide, directly or in direct collaboration with other institutions of higher learning, university education including technology transfer, scientific and professional education, and effective application of knowledge and skills in life work and welfare of the citizens of Kenya. The University will aim to play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and research.

The University is expected to provide and advance university education and training to appropriately qualified candidates leading to the conferment of degrees and awards of diplomas and certificates.

Vision: To be a leading University in quality training, strategic research, innovation, and technology development and transfer.

Mission:To train and develop human resources equipped with innovative skills to inspire enterprise in the disciplines of engineering, science, health and technology, to meet the demands of a dynamic world.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Excellence
  • Equity

MOTTO

Innovative technology for a dynamic world.

Why study at Kirinyaga University

Kirinyaga University is boldly grounded on an innovative technical foundation to impart skills relevant to industrial development in Kenya.

In order to stay true to our vision of training, research, technology, and innovation for development, Kirinyaga University has put in place mechanisms to mold holistic innovative young graduates with the capacity to inject relevance to economic, social, and political development nationally and beyond.

To this end, KyU continues to review existing (as it nurtures new market-sensitive programs) academic programs without losing focus on innovative research for both our faculty and students. We address technology and skills’ needs through industrial attachments and provide for holistic mentorship through faculty in the various academic units working together with the office of the Dean of Students.

KyU encourages free debates with and involves students in processes that shape their intellectual pursuits, physical, mental, and social well-being. The University strives to remain focused on student Centered mechanisms without losing focus of staff training needs and community service.

Kirinyaga University History

Kirinyaga University (KyU) is located approximately 115 Km North East of Nairobi on Sagana - Embu - Highway. It is the successor to Kirinyaga Technical Institute which was conceived by the people of Kirinyaga way back in 1971 when the former head of state His Excellency the President, Hon. Daniel Arap Moi C.G.H., M.P. (then Vice-president) launched the Harambee Fund Raising Drive at the request of Kirinyaga people. Kirinyaga County Council set aside 200 acres of land for the institute at Kutus and 50 more acres were also acquired at Kangaita area on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. The Institute opened doors to the first students on 2nd March 1977 when 72 students were enrolled, 48 of these students were admitted in the building and construction department while the remaining 24 were enrolled in the clothing and textile technology department. New training programmes were introduced in plumbing and Electrical installation in the early and mid-eighties respectively.
Kirinyaga University College the predecessor to KyU was established as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) through a Legal Order No. 108 of August 2011. KyUC admitted its first student in September 2012 in two Bachelors’ degree programmes and grew tremendously in student and staff population with commensurate facilities to host 13-degree programmes.
Kirinyaga University was granted a charter by His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta the President of the Republic of Kenya on 7th October 2016 with thirteen academic degree programmes, and has since increased the number of academic degree programmes. The University is positioning itself to be a leader in offering courses geared towards producing employers and not employees in areas outlined by Vision 2030.

Kirinyaga University Location

The University College is located approximately 115 Km North East of
Nairobi off Nairobi Sagana-Embu-Highway in Kutus Town, the headquarters
of Kirinyaga County.

Courses offered at Kirinyaga University

Bachelor of Commerce

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
3 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Education Arts

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Business Management

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Science

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
3 years

Bachelor of Education Science

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Commerce

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years

Bachelor of Economics

Kirinyaga University
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree
4 years