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.