KMTC BARINGO | Kenya Medical Training College Baringo

By | October 3, 2017

KMTC BARINGO | Kenya Medical Training College Baringo

Baringo County is located in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya, about 270km north-west of Nairobi.

It covers an area of 11,015.32 sq km.

It borders seven counties; Samburu and Laikipia to the east, Turkana to the north and north east, Nakuru to the south, Elgeyo Marakwet to the west, West Pokot to to the north west and Kericho and Uasin Gishu to the south west.

The name Baringo is derived from the word mparingo which means ‘lake’ in the language of Njemps who live in the areas’ south and south-east of the lake.


KMTC BARINGO | Kenya Medical Training College Baringo

Kabarnet MTC dates back to 1990 when it was established as an MTC at the then Baringo District Development Institute now GTI Baringo.

It started by training certificate in Enrolled Community Nursing and Public Health Technicians up to 1999 when PHT bore Diploma in Public Health (in-service) in the year 2000. The Government of Kenya during the same period through the MOH had proposed to build MTC Kabarnet on a plot of 8 acres set aside next to Kabarnet District Hospital for the same project.

The project physically commenced on 13th May 1991 with then R. Valley P. C. Mr. Yusuf Hajji laying the foundation stone on 22nd May, 1991.

Though the project is still incomplete to date, we were able to shift from GTI to our new building next to the District Hospital on 19th February 2004.
The college is located in Kabarnet town, next to Kabarnet District Hospital. The campus is a few kilometers from the scenic Kerio Valley and Lakes Baringo and Bogoria.

Courses offered

  • Diploma in Environmental Health Science (in-service)
  • Certificate in Enrolled Community Nursing (ECN)

Administrative structure

  • Principal
  • Deputy Principal
  • Head of Faculties (2)
  • Lecturers (15)
  • Supportive staff (38)
  • Security

Total staff – 52

Clubs and sports

Kabarnet MTC is proud of her exemplary performance in athletics and sports. From athletics to volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton, Kabarnet MTC is a shining example of how games can enrich a student’s academic performance.

Put together with Nakuru and Eldoret MTCs, Kabarnet MTC remains the best in athletics, thanks to the students’ exposure to the historic sceneries that are known to develop Kenya’s household names in athletics.

Staff — both lecturers and supportive staff — manages sports, ensuring that our students are developed physically and academically as health professionals.


Housing and dinning

We’re proud of our top-of the art hostel facilities for our students. The completion of an ultra-modern hostel currently under construction is expected to further boost our efforts in accommodating more students and offering more courses at the campus.

Dinning Hall
Before, between and after classes — and even on weekends, Kabarnet MTC gives you nutritious, high-quality meals, served at the modern dining hall.

You’ll receive a meal card that entitles you to the Kabarnet MTC meals in the dining hall when you arrive on campus.

Population of students
Nursing: 120
Public Health: 80
Total: 200