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Fully Chartered Public Universities in Kenya


Date Posted: 7/4/2014 12:24:18 AM

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Fully Chartered Public (Governmental) Universities in Kenya.

The education sector in Kenya has undergone tremendous development since independence where there were very few institutions which were offering education. The University of Nairobi was the first government institution of higher learning to be established but since that time, many institutions have been established.

The major reform that occurred in the education sector is the repeal of Acts of parliament for the former seven public universities in Kenya which operated under individual Acts. When the enactment of new law (universities Acts No. 42 of 2012) occurred, all public universities were audited and re-accredited a fresh through the award of charters. This also led to upgrading of some constituent colleges to fully operational universities. The charter awarded to the public universities in Kenya was done in 30th June 2013.
Public universities found in Kenya.
• University of Nairobi – this is the oldest university in Kenya and was formed in 1970. It is located in Nairobi county, Nairobi city.
• Moi University – it was the second university to formed in 1984 and is located in Uasin Gishu county, Eldoret town.
• Kenya University – this is the second largest university in Kenya and was established in 1985 and is located in Kiambu County, 20 kilometers from Nairobi CBD.
• Egerton University – this university was established in 1987 and is located in Nakuru county, Njoro town and is approximately 20 kilometers from Nakuru town.
• Maseno University – established in 2001 and is located in Maseno.
• Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology – this university is located in Kakamega county, Kakamega town and was formed in 2007.
• Dedan Kimathi university of Technology – was established in 2012.
• Chuka university – was established in 2013
• Technical university of Kenya – it was established in 2013.
• Technical university of Mombasa – it was formed in 2013
• Pwani University.
• Kisii University – located in

Kisii town and was formed in 2013.
• University of Eldoret – formed in 2013 and is located in Eldoret town.
• Maasai Mara University.
• Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of science and technology.
• Laikipia University – was established in 2013.
• South Eastern Kenya University – was established in 2013.
• Meru University of science and technology – was established in 2013.
• Multimedia university of Kenya – was formed in 2013.
• University of Kabianga – was established in 2013 and is located in Kericho town.

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