KMTC Thika is adjacent to Thika Level 5 Hospital within Thika Subcounty in Kiambu County.The campus was started in 1969 with 30 students undertaking a certificate in enrolled community nursing with support from the Norway Government.It was built yo train community health nurses at enrolled level giving training in general nursing, midwifery and public health.The graduates served in Kenyan Rural Health Facilities after indipendence.The first group of students were admitted in June 1969 and officially opened by H.E Jomo Kenyatta on 16th November 1969.It was run by a Norwegian between 1966-1973 inclusive of a director and 3 tutors.The first class had 35 students but subsequent intakes increased from 40-50.Upto 1980, only female students were admitted and accomodated in the former director’s house  modified to serve the purpose .In 1990 the nursing council introduced a competency based curriculum with intake reduction to 35  per year taking two and a half years  of programme completion .In 1995 it started Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing where from then it embarked on agressive expansion  programme to a multi faculty training campus .

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To produce health competent professionals  through training and research and provide consultancy services.


A model institution in training and development of competent health professionals.

Core Values






Creativity and innovation


Programmes offered

1.Certificate in nutrition and dietics


Mean grade:D+

D+ in English /Kiswahili/Biology

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D in Chemistry/Physics

D in any general science

2.Certificate in orthopaedic plaster technology


Mean grade:C –

C-  in English /Kiswahili

D+  in Biology

D+   in any other general science

3.Diploma in clinical medicine and surgery


Mean grade:C

C in Biology

C-  in Chemistry or Physics

C-  in Maths or physics

4.Diploma in community health nursing


Mean grade:C

C   in English/Kiswahili/Biology

C-  in either Chemistry, Physics or mathematics.

7.Higher diploma in Anaesthesia

8.Higher diploma in critical care nursing

Short courses

Infection and prevention control.

HIV training and counselling services.

Nutrition in critical care for health profession integrated approach.


1.Fully stocked library with the latest text books.

2.Transport-A bus that transports students and staff for practicals and other official duties.

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3.Hostels with constant electricity and water supply.

4.Fully equipped computer laboratory.

5.Fully equipped skills laboratory.

6.An administration block.

7.A dining hall offering cafeteria services with quality meals at affordable prices.

Clinical experience

The students use Thika Level 5 Hospital, 20 meters from the campus and rural health facilities in and outside Kiambu County for experience.

Clubs and societies

Sporting activities are available students participate from zonal to national levels of competitions .Societies in the campus include:

-Christian Union


-Environmental club

-Students representative council.

Contact information

The Principal

KMTC Thika Campus

P.O BOX 729-0100





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