About Kenyatta University: Awesome facts 2020

Do You want to know about Kenyatta University (KU)? Here are facts that everyone connected to Kenyatta University in any way has to know.

About Kenyatta University: Awesome facts 2020

The Main Campus of Kenyatta University is located at Kahawa in Nairobi County, Kasarani Constituency.

This is one of the best Universities in Kenya, they have campuses in different locations.

List of Kenyatta University Campuses

Here are the list of Kenyatta University campuses and their various locations.

  1. Main Campus at Kahawa, Nairobi
  2. Ruiru Campus located at Ruiru
  3. Parkland Campus – Parklands
  4. Kitui Campus – Kwa Vonza
  5. Mombasa Campus – Mombasa
  6. City Centre Campus – Nairobi Central Business District
  7. Nyeri Campus – Nyeri
  8. Nakuru Campus – Nakuru
  9. Kericho Campus – Kericho
  10. Dadaab Campus -Dadaab
  11. Embu Campus – Embu
  12. Arusha Campus – Arusha, Tanzania – Closed
  13. Kigali Campus – Kigali, Rwanda – Closed

Awesome Facts about the Kenyatta University

In 1965, the British government handed over the Templar Barracks in Kahawa, to the newly formed government of Kenya. The barracks were then converted into a college called Kenyatta College. In 1970, Kenyatta College became a constituent college of the University of Nairobi, and its name changed to Kenyatta University College, following an Act of Parliament.

It was granted full university status and was renamed Kenyatta University in 1985.

U.S. President Barack Obama, whose late father, Barack Obama, Sr. (an economist) and paternal relatives are from Kenya, visited Kenya in 2015; while there, he visited one of the university’s campuses.

Latest News on Kenyatta University

Here is the list of links to latest on Kenyatta University today

Kenyatta University Schools Departments

School of Agriculture And Enterprise Development

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

School of Architecture and the Built Environment

  • Department of Architecture and interior design
  • Department of Spatial Planning and Urban Management
  • Department of Real Estate and Construction Management

School of Business

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Management Science
  • Department of Accounting and Finance

School of Creative and Performing Arts, Film & Media Studies

  • Department of Communication, Media, Film & Theatre Studies
  • Department of Fine Art and Design
  • Department of Music and Dance
  • Department of Fashion Design & Marketing

Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning

Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning programmes seeks to provide learning opportunities to students who are unable to take up full-time on-campus programmes. The School provides a wide range of quality programmes at Diploma, Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels through Open and Distance Learning modes, using blended learning that combines digital instruction with live tutorials. Read more

School of Economics

  • Department of Applied Economics
  • Department of Econometrics & Statistics
  • Department of Economic Theory

School of Engineering And Technology

  • Department of Computing & Information Technology
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Energy Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

School of Environmental Studies

  • Department of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Department of Environmental Science and Education
  • Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development

School of Education

  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Department of Educational Management Policy & Curriculum Studies
  • Department of Educational Communication & Technology
  • Department of Educational Foundations
  • Department of Library & Information Science
  • Department of Early Childhood & Special Needs

Graduate School

Graduate School programmes at Kenyatta University have continued to grow with time, and now cover some of the most demand driven courses in this country.  Historically it is a leader in Education in the region and most of the Research in Curricular, Education Planning and Education Administration in the country have been through Kenyatta University. Read more

School of Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Studies

  • Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Department of Recreation and Sports Management

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Department of Literature Languages And Linguistics
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Sociology Gender & Development Studies
  • Department of History, Archeology & Political Studies
  • Department of Kiswahili and African Language
  • Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPA)

School of Law

  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Private Law

School of Medicine

  • Department of Human Anatomy
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Department of Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Department of Medical Physiology
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Medicine, Therapeutics, Dermatology and Psychiatry
  • Department of Surgery and Orthopaedics

School of Nursing

  • Department of Medical Surgical Nursing and Pre-clinical Services
  • Department of Community and Reproductive Health Nursing

School of Pharmacy

  • Department of Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry And Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy
  • Department Of Pharmacology And Clinical Pharmacy

School of Public Health and Applied Human Sciences

  • Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
  • Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Department of Health Management and Informatics
  • Department of Population, Reproductive Health & Community Resource Management
  • Department of Food, Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Department of Physical Education, Exercise & Sports Science

School of Security,Diplomacy and Peace Studies

  • Department of Conflict Resolution And International Relations
  • Department of Security and Correction Science

School of Pure And Applied Sciences

  • Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics & Actuarial Science
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Zoological Sciences


Still wanna know more awesome facts about KU 2020? Contact @

  • Tel:+254 20 8703000, +254 20 8704000, +254 20 8710901
  • Email: info@ku.ac.ke
  • Admissions Inquiry: +254 870 3200
  • Security Hotline: +254 725 471 48

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