Mount Kenya University Main Campus

By | June 24, 2019

Mount Kenya University Main Campus, the Campus is located along General Kago Road, Thika town. It is the epicentre of all Mount Kenya University Campuses and hosts the offices of Chairman, Board of Directors, Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellors. It is also home to Medical School, College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing , School of Pharmacy,School of Pure and Applied Sciences, School of Social Sciences,School of Business and Economics, School of Hospitality, Tours and Travel and School of Engineering & the Built Environment. The entire MKU history is anchored here. The acorn that grew into a giant oak was sown here.

“Birmingham of Kenya”
Thika town, the location of the MKU Main Campus is 45 Kilometres from Kenya’s capital Nairobi and about two Kilometres from the heart of Thika town, Kiambu County. Thika is an industrial town and is affectionately called the “Birmingham of Kenya.” Besides textile, food and chemical industries, the town also hosts various tourist sites notably 14 Falls and Chania Falls.

The acorn from which the giant university would sprout to spread its tentacles throughout the region was sown here in 1996. Five Kilometres East of the Main Campus is the proposed expansion site. It is a 23.5ha piece of real estate that will in future host a one-of-a-kind Science and Technology complex. Thika has a special place in the narrative of colonial Kenya, and is immortalize in texts such as The Flame Trees of  Thika. The town has sprinkles of pan Africanism wherever you look; Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Wangari Maathai Gardens…to name but a few.

Few Pictorials for Main campus

Alumni Plaza

Alumni PlazaAlumni Plaza

This 11-storey building at Thika Main Campus hosts all administration offices including office of  the Vice Chancellor, Council, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Digital Varsity, and Finance Directorate.From its floor top you can have a breath taking scenery of Kiambu County.

Study Villas



The Main campus has over 50 study villas which are an extension of the library, the villas are well equipped with electricity sockets ,lighting system and internet hotspot to allow the student to conduct discussion groups and also private studies.

Overview of Main Campus

Aerial View of the Main Campus

Aerial View of the Main CampusThis aerial view shows gents hostels which include Batian, Nelion and Lenana wings.located besides the hostel is the student centres where students accesses all their personal upkeep services, the building also hosts the Deputy Vice Chancellor students Welfare and Alumni, office of the Dean of Students, Alumni office, clubs and Sports coordinator, University Counselor Chaplain and others.

The tall building is Chancellor’s Tower which is shared by academic offices and  students lecture room, the top floor hosts CT hall commonly used to hold events and public lectures.

The L shaped building is known as FLT block and hosts the Journalism studio, Animal health labs and lecture room.

The last visible building is called MLT block its home to the ICT laboratories, Digital Lab, ICT Support offices and finally lecture rooms

The main campus has more facilities and few are captured in the photo. other key areas not shown is the library,Swimming pool,indoor games arena, laboratories,administration offices, basket ball court and ladies hostel

Contact details

General Kago Road
P.O Box 342-01000 Thika
Tel: +254-20 2088310, 2338148
Cell: +254 720 790796/ 789 126571
Fax: +254 20 2050315
Email: [email protected]