Karatina University History

Karatina University History

Karatina University History is very young since the university was declared a full flesh university just in 2013.
Karatina University was established as a full-fledged public university in Kenya through the award of Charter on 1st March 2013. Situated 15km North off Karatina town, the University aspires to be one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Kenya and beyond. We offer quality education that is in tandem with the needs and aspirations of the global village as captured in our Vision, Mission and Core Values.

Karatina University locality is rich in Agricultural soils and endowed with tourist attractions within the vicinity of snow-capped Mount Kenya. The serene environment makes it an ideal place for learning. This institution started in 2007 as Mount Kenya Campus of Moi University. It had succeeded a Tea Training institute. In 2010 it became Karatina University College, a Constituent College of Moi University. Finally, in 2013, Karatina University was awarded a Charter.

Karatina University Campuses

The University has five Academic Schools namely: Agriculture & Biotechnology; Business; Education & Social Sciences; Natural Resources & Environmental Studies; Pure & Applied Sciences.

Karatina University have Campuses in Kagochi (Main), Nyeri town, Karatina town, Itiati and Nanyuki.



P.O. BOX 1957—10101,

Karatina, Kenya

Email: info@karatinauniversity.ac.ke

Phone: +254 (20) 2176 713

Mobile: +254 729 721 200