Nakuru Campus was established in January, 2009 at Ndimu House. It relocated to Milimani premises in December, 2010 and in September, 2011 moved to at Resma Plaza.In the year 2016, the University invested heavily in the campus and constructed an eight storey building known as the Great Rift Valley and the campus relocated there. This non-residential Campus is a centre for teaching and research in the Great Rift Valley.
Among other academic programmes offered in the campus, Nakuru is known for its training in journalism and mass communication
Mount Kenya University Nakuru Campus became the centre of excellence for training agriculture and animal health & production course.
MKU department of animal health joins Caritas Nairobi on dairying programme
Mount Kenya University Department of Animal Health in the School of Pure & Applied Sciences has joined Caritas Nairobi, the social development arm of Catholic Church, in a collaborative engagement with the Dairy Farmers in Kiambu County. The two organizations shall involve MKU animal health students in attachments while their lecturers will be involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.
The Caritas Nairobi has imported improved breeds of dairy cows from Italy and do provide them to farmers at the county. According to Sr. Mary Mbaci of Caritas Nairobi, when she paid a courtesy call to MKU’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stanley Waudo, the collaboration will involve entire value chain in milk production from animal feeds to milk processing. Other schools / departments in MKU that are to be enjoined in this programme are nutrition and dietetics, Graduate Enterprise Academy and the School of Business.
Nakuru Campus has established a demonstration farm at ASK grounds in Nakuru. The five-acre farm is used in training students undertaking courses in Animal Health and Production. It is also open to the public, and currently, some farmers are using it to acquire agricultural extension training.
The Campus Deputy Director in charge of Administration and Planning Alfred Owino says they have collaborated with Gitonga Farm to ensure the training offered is the best.
The farm has several units namely Dairy Goat, Cow, Rabbitry, Poultry, Aquaculture (fisheries), and Fodder. “We are also partnering with Kenya Seeds in order to bring expertise in seed technology particularly fodder,” says Mr. Owino. “We are in the process of establishing a greenhouse, also for purposes of training.”