Chuka University Kenya

By | April 17, 2019

Chuka University Kenya, the establishment of Chuka University was foretold way back in 1951 by a famous philanthropist and seer by the name Jerusha Kanyua , who said that a mountain would come up at Ndagani. The seer was known for her passion for education even though she never went to any formal school. Surprising to the people of the time, Jerusha could follow Bible verses and sing from hymn books though she was illiterate.

The advice she had for the young people then was that a pen should be like a spear and a book should be like a shield. With the establishment of Chuka University at Ndagani 58 years later, the vision of Jerusha has been fulfilled.


Education and training for social cohesion, human and economic development


To be a Premier University for the provision of quality education, training and research for sustainable national and global development.


To generate, preserve and share knowledge for effective leadership in higher education, training, research and outreach through nurturing an intellectual culture that integrates theory with practice and innovation.

The University 

Chuka University is a public institution established through a legal notice No. 161 of 2007. It was a constituent College of Egerton University and the successor of the former Egerton University Eastern Campus College, Chuka.The Campus College was established on 27th September 2004, by Egerton University Council to enhance access to high quality and affordable University education to the people living in the Eastern region and Kenya at large.

This endeavour was fast-tracked by the donation of 550 acres of land and other facilities essential for current and future expansion of the institution by the local community. This included all the land and facilities formerly owned by Chuka Polytechnicwhich was founded in 1956.

His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki appointed the first Council of the University on 12th September 2008. A prominent businessman and renowned leader, Eng. Wilfred Murungi was appointed the first Chairman of Chuka University Council.


Prof. P. Kabiru Kinyanjui, Ph.D.I thank the Government of Kenya for appointing me the first Chancellor of Chuka University. I have watched the tremendous growth of the University in terms of staff and student numbers and infrastructure. This is clear testimony that the University Management has continued to work diligently to achieve its mandate. It is gratifying to note that the University took a short time to mature into full autonomy. I sincerely thank the Government of Kenya for establishing Chuka University in eastern Kenya. It is a great reward for our country as it will open access to higher education for the betterment of all the people of Kenya.I urge the students, Management and the community neighbouring Chuka University to always pursue peaceful coexistence to realize the Mission for which the University was established. Peace and harmonious coexistence is one of the reasons we fought for independence from colonialists, and it is a God-given desire for humanity. I will be most pleased to learn that the graduates produced by this institution are helping Kenya to tackle the evils of ethnicity, corruption, disease and poverty that afflict society. This should be easy to achieve if all the University’s academic programmes have in-built content that teaches patriotism, ethics, innovativeness and hard work. By observing these tenets, Chuka University will be making a positive contribution towards building a prosperous Nation as envisaged in Vision 2030. I thank the University fraternity and stakeholders for their continued goodwill towards the development of this Premier University.

Message from the Vice Chancellor

Thank you for being interested in knowing about Chuka University. Our University offers high quality and affordable university education. We assure the people of Kenya that our facilities are used in the most efficient way possible for the benefit of the Nation.

Chuka University was the first institution of higher learning to be established in the former Eastern Province. The government’s objective of establishing the institution was to enhance education access and equity to the people in the region and Kenya at large. This is after the government realized that Education leads to better economic, social and political governance and is a catalyst for transforming Kenya into an industrialized middle-income nation as envisaged in Vision 2030.

Establishment of Chuka University has led to the congregation of students and staff from all parts of the country from different cultures. Apart from specialty courses, our students are taught core courses and participate in extra curricula activities that promote peace-building and reconciliation. Peaceful co-existence among our students is a demonstration of how mankind should live on earth.



Tharaka Nithi County                                                             
Meru South District
Chuka Division
Karingani Sub – Location
Ndagani Market


Ndagani Market along Nairobi – Meru Higway, just 2 Km after Chuka Town


Chuka University,
P.O. Box, 109 – 60400,


020 232 9073 (Registrar Academic)

020 202 1721 (DVC – ARSA)

020 232 9079 (Student Finance)

020 266 1362 (Procurement)

0715 50 58 58

0731 62 02 66