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Kitui Campus

Mr. Matara Kaburi


Welcome Note from Campus Principal

Kitui campus is one of the four satellite campuses of the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI). It was opened on January 23, 2012, at Syongila ACK Church's rented premises, with a total student population of 72, 8 teaching staff, and 13 support staff. The campus now operates in its own building on a 10-acre piece of land in the Manyenyoni area and has a student population of over 300, including 25 academic staff and 16 support staff.

Nestled in Kitui County, the campus holds strategic significance in tackling the county's water woes. It is adversely affected by recurring droughts that have diminished water supply and rendered many rivers seasonal, resulting in inadequate and unclean water in the wider Eastern province. The campus stands as a beacon of excellence, shaping the future of water management and sustainability while fostering innovative solutions to the pressing water challenges facing the region.

Over the years, it has fostered strong partnerships with local stakeholders, leveraging their expertise to enrich the learning experience. Through collaborative research projects and industry placements, students gain practical insights into real-world water issues, preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow.

The campus, in its contribution to the fulfillment of the institute's overall mandate, offers short-term training programs to the general public, individuals, and corporate organizations on a wide variety of topics in the wider water sector. It also accommodates customized trainings to meet clients’ needs on related topics.

One of its key contributions lies in curriculum development and implementation. Understanding the dynamic nature of water management has spearheaded the integration of cutting-edge courses tailored to the unique needs of the wider water sector. By aligning the curriculum with emerging trends and technologies in water conservation and management, students are empowered to become agents of change in their communities.

“With the continued support of the institute's management, in the face of infrastructure constraints and climate-related challenges, I want to reaffirm my unwavering dedication to the institute's mission and serve as a guiding light, inspiring us to continue our journey towards a water-secure and resilient future for all. I welcome you all to have a taste of the holistic Kitui Campus experience”

Programs offered

Kitui Campus offers Competency Based Education and Training in the TVET in line with the Kenya National Qualifications Framework:

Diploma (KNQF 6)

  • Water Engineering Technology
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Technology

Craft Certificate (KNQF 5)

  • Water Engineering Technology
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Technology

Artisan Courses (KNQF 4)

  • Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology (PPFT)
  • Water Operators Course -  Meter Technology
  • Water Operators Course -  Water Supply
  • Water Operators Course -  Wastewater Technology
  • Water and Wastewater Management Technology

Student's Life

Water Engineering students engaging in construction technology practical

Water Engineering students during a practical irrigation and engineering session