Moi University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Moi University
Motto Foundation of Knowledge
Type Public University
Established 1984
Undergraduates 14545
Postgraduates 1577
Location Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, Rift Valley, Kenya
0°17′00″N 35°17′40″E / 0.28333°N 35.29444°E / 0.28333; 35.29444Coordinates: 0°17′00″N 35°17′40″E / 0.28333°N 35.29444°E / 0.28333; 35.29444
Campus 1,937 hectares (19.37 km2)
Colors Green and Red

Moi University is a public university located in the town of Eldoret in western Kenya. It was the second public university to be established in Kenya, after the University of Nairobi. It is one of seven fully fledged public institutions of higher learning in Kenya (others being the University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Maseno University, Egerton University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and Kenyatta University). It was established in 1984 by the Moi University Act of Parliament after recommendations from the Mackay Commission.

As of 2007, it had over 20,000 students of whom 17,086 were undergraduates, and operates eight campuses and two constituent colleges. The chancellor of the university is Professor Miriam Were and the vice-chancellor is Professor Richard K. Mibey.


Moi University was first established in 1984, as the second university in Kenya. The first year, its only department consisted of a transfer of the Department of Forestry at University of Nairobi, and a total of 83 students.[1] The university's school of medicine, opened in 1996, was the second one established in Kenya.[2]


The university emphasizes science and technology. It has the following schools:

  • School of Aerospace Science
  • School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Biological and Physical Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
  • School of Human Resource Development
  • School of Information Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Tourism Hospitality and Events Management


  • Institute for Gender Equity, Research and Development
  • Peace and Reconciliation Institute


  • Main
    • Privately Sponsored Students Programme (PSSP)
  • Odera Akang'o Campus in Yala, Kenya
  • Town Campus, including:
    • College of Health Sciences Medical Complex
    • School of Aerospace Sciences (Rivatext)
    • School of Law (Annex)

Constituent Colleges[edit]

Satellite campuses[edit]

Services and facilities[edit]

The university is served by the Margaret Thatcher Library.[3]

Religious services are available Grace Chapel and St. Michael's Chapel.[3]

For sport facilities, the main campus hosts a rugby pitch, a field hockey pitch, lawn tennis and volleyball courts, and a fitness centre.[3]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]