Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology details

  • Address: P.O Box 414-00900, Kiambu, Kenya
  • Location: Kiambu
  • Telephone Number: 0734 207 663, 0727 807 713
  • Telephone Number 2: 020 3522550
  • Email Address: principal@kist.ac.ke
  • College Website: www.kist.ac.ke

About Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology

This is a technical industrial, vocational & Entrepreneurship Training (TVET) Institute registered by the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology in Kenya.
The institution opened its doors to students in the year 1973 for craft courses in carpentry, masonry, plumbing and secretarial studies.
Over years, it expanded the scope of courses and started offering certificate and diploma courses.

Programs and courses

Advanced Diploma (1 courses)


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Why Join Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology


  • Offers skill based training to its students.
  • Fully registered by Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology.
  • Collaborates with leading educational institutions and bodies.
  • Top performance of the institution's graduates.
  • Free guidance and counselling services for students.
  • Students clubs and association available. They include Red Cross, Wildlife and Robotics clubs.
  • Outstanding performance in sports and games such as table tennis, netball, badminton, chess, scrabble, darts, Tae-Kwon-Do, basketball, rugby, handball, soccer, volleyball, athletics among others.

Schools and departments

  • Offers skill based training to its students.
  • Fully registered by Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology.
  • Collaborates with leading educational institutions and bodies.
  • Top performance of the institution's graduates.
  • Free guidance and counselling services for students.
  • Students clubs and association available. They include Red Cross, Wildlife and Robotics clubs.
  • Outstanding performance in sports and games such as table tennis, netball, badminton, chess, scrabble, darts, Tae-Kwon-Do, basketball, rugby, handball, soccer, volleyball, athletics among others.

Infrastructure and Facilities

  • Transport facility.
  • Adequately equipped library.
  • Seminars and conference facility.
  • Computer laboratories.
  • Engineering workshops.
  • Classrooms.
  • Admission block.

Latest Reviews by Students and Alumni

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology Reviews and Rating by Students and Alumni: 4.7 out of 5 based on 38 ratings and 38 reviews.
  • Onesmus Wambua(Diploma in Human Resource Management Class of 2017)
    Rating:
    5/5
    I really like the college because the courses it is offering are good, they are offering good training, skills are good, lectures are good. KIST is an equal training institution. Thank you KIST fraternity.
  • Anthony Chege Wambui( Class of 2001)
    Rating:
    5/5
    I am a senior civil engineering technician at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company,Kahawa Wendani.
    The college is superb but we need a university in engineering and technology.
  • Njenga Laban( Class of 2006)
    Rating:
    5/5
    I am currently working as a web graphics designer and settling at Limuru.
    I was pursuing a diploma in Computer Studies at the institute and completed in 2006.

  • James Ngigi M.( Class of 2011)
    Rating:
    4/5
    I am studying at Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology.
    Kiambu Institute is a centre of excellence, aims at creating Self Reliance Post-school life.
  • Allan Kimani(Diploma in Applied Statistics Class of 2010)
    Rating:
    4/5
    I envy the moments and the class which had supportive classmates during the hard time we experienced especially when we were undertaking the project.
  • Judy Njeri Waweru( Class of 2014)
    Rating:
    5/5
    I am a student at Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology taking a diploma in applied statistics.
    It is a college to be proud of.
  • Francis Njoroge(Diploma in Civil Engineering Class of 2018)
    Rating:
    5/5
    Am currently working on my dream of being an engineer.
    what like about the institution is all about togetherness.
  • James Gichuru( Class of 2013)
    Rating:
    4/5
    Am an IT technician here at KIST. Kist is a good college that is very exceptional at what it offers to its students
  • George Gitau Mathenge( Class of 1982)
    Rating:
    5/5
    I run an electrical installation firm in Nairobi.
    I would like to get in touch with former college mates.
  • Jane Kabuchu( Class of 1989)
    Rating:
    5/5
    I work with Total Kenya, am married with two teenage boys.
    I loved my two years stay at KIST.

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