International Universities




Brief History

Moi University was established in 1984 by an Act of Parliament (Moi University Act, 1984) as the second public university in Kenya. The University was, established with an intention of making it a science, technology and development oriented institution which would focus on problems of rural development in its training and research programmes. The first group of students, 83 in total, was admitted on October 1, 1984 through a transfer, from the Department of Forestry of the University of Nairobi, which formed the initial one faculty in 1984. The University is located in Kesses, 35 kilometers from Eldoret Town, and 310 kilometers Northwest of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.


Since 1984, the University has experienced phenomenal growth leading to the establishment of several constituent colleges across the country, many of which have since grown to fully fledged Universities namely Maseno University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Maasai Mara University, University of Kabianga, University of Eldoret, Karatina University and Rongo University.


As facilities were developed and needs were recognized, new Schools were added, namely Science, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Information Sciences, Human Resource Development, Engineering, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management, Aerospace, Biological and Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences.


The University currently has a student population of 39,786 with a staff component of 3,000 being both academic and administrative. Currently, the University has three constituent colleges namely Garissa University College, Bomet University College and Alupe University College in Busia County. It also has two campus colleges – College of Health Sciences within Eldoret Town and Odera Akang’o Campus College in Yala Town. In addition, the University has satellite campuses strategically located across the country to bring university education closer to the communities in line with the Vision 2030 as follows: Kitale Campus, Nairobi Campus, Coast Campus, Eldoret West Campus and Annex Campus located about five kilometers from Eldoret Town.