MKU Centres

MKU Centres

Mount Kenya University ODeL Centres serve as study centres for students taking digital and distant learning programmes. The study centres are well equipped with lecture halls, internet, library, laboratories and private study rooms.

MKU Centres

Kisii Centre

“Where carving is a latent talent”
Kisii is synonymous with soap stone carvings. It is an art that is learnt right from the cradle and handed down to generations. With the increasing cosmopolitan nature of the town and access to education, this hitherto traditional past time has been transformed into a lucrative commercial activity. Kisii town, the location of the MKU Campus is the headquarters of Kisii County. According to Wikipedia,the town was initially known as “Bosongo,” derived from “Abasongo”, which means “white people”.

British soldiers were the first inhabitants here, running from gunfire from German soldiers in Lake Victoria in the early 20th Century. Since then, Kisii has always been cosmopolitan by nature, attracting residents and revellers of diverse racial and tribal affiliations. It is also easy to appreciate the rampant  entrepreneurial spirit of the people here. Kisii also has a reputation for producing choice bananas, tea and sugarcane.

British soldiers were the first inhabitants here, running from gunfire from German soldiers in Lake Victoria in the early 20th Century. Since then, Kisii has always been cosmopolitan by nature, attracting residents and revellers of diverse racial and tribal affiliations. It is also easy to appreciate the rampant  entrepreneurial spirit of the people here. Kisii also has a reputation for producing choice bananas, tea and sugarcane.

Kakamega centre

“This town means ‘pinch’”

Ask a local about Kakamega and they will tell you about chicken, maize meal, sugarcane, forests and bull fighting. But this town, which derives its name from the early Europeans’ style of eating Ugali (a local delicacy made from maize flour), is more than just about food. Kakamega, according to Wikipedia, roughly translates to “pinch.” It lies about 30 km North of the Equator in Western Kenya and its nine constituencies namely Malava, Ikolomani, Matungu, Khwisero, Shinyalu, Lurambi, Lugari, Butere and Mumias make it the second most populated county after Nairobi.

Though the town’s economic mainstay is farming, reports by geologist Albert Ernest Kitson sparked the Kakamega gold rush in the 1930s. Some people are still prospecting. Two must-see attractions of the town are Kakamega Forest, that is home to more than 400 bird species, and the Crying Stone of Ilesi, a 40-metre-tall natural rock in the shape of a human being. Its “eyes” drip water. “This town means ‘pinch’”

Campus History

Distance from Main Campus: 367 kilometres
The campus started as a teaching centre for school-based students for Eldoret Campus in December, 2011. Demand for other programmes notably Bachelor of Medical Laboratory, Bachelor of Environmental Health, and Bachelor of Business Management saw the starting of regular programmes in January, 2012. The centre was elevated to a campus in March, 2012

Malindi Centre

Located in Mombasa County, Malindi centre offers training and research opportunities to students. Its the second footprint for Mount Kenya University in the coastal region after MKU Mombasa campus.

Locate in Kisumu County, the ODeL centre serves many students from the lake region.

It is located in Kericho County which is famous for tea farming and very low climate.

The centre has a library which served the ODeL and DIBeL students.