Multimedia University Of Kenya History

By | May 22, 2022

Multimedia University Of Kenya History

Multimedia University Of Kenya History – Read details below:

The Multimedia University Of Kenya History

Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) is a chartered public university established by the Kenyan Government under the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 and the Multimedia University of Kenya Charter 2013.



MMU’s Main Campus is situated on a 115 hectares piece of land in a serene environment 25 Kilometres south of Nairobi along Magadi road, a kilometre away from Ongata Rongai town.
The Nairobi CBD Campus is located at Uniafric House – Loita Street, 4th Floor.


Currently MMU offers Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes under

MMU Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

MMU Faculty of Engineering and Technology

MMU Faculty of Business and Economics

MMU Faculty Of Media and Communication

MMU Faculty of Science and Technology

MMU also offers short, skill-based courses at the Centre for Further Education.
The university has collaborations and partnerships with other local and international organisations and universities. These cater to development projects; student and staff exchange programmes; internship opportunities among other benefits.

Academic Programmes
Multimedia University of Kenya is a modern day state-of-the-art public university. Given the vast and rich communication history of the institution, the university has particularly positioned itself to serving and being the market leader in the fields of IT, Media, Science, Engineering and Business.

Our Academic Programmes are designed in consultation with the industry so as to ensure relevant and quality education is offered to all students.
The university takes the lead in offering new academic programmes in the following fields:

  1. Film & Animation,
  2. Mechatronic Engineering
  3. Mathematics and Computer Science


Hotel and Conference Centre
Besides training, MMU has distinguished itself as a major conference centre with few equals in this region.
Among the services offered by the conference centre are timely and affordable laundry service, accommodation and conference facilities.
On average over 200 corporate organizations of Kenya including Government, Private sector and NGOs interact with MMU annually.

Multimedia University Printing Press

MMU printing press is equipped with wide range of machineries, equipment and skilled personnel to meet our clients’ requirements and deliver on to their expectations.

It plays a vital role in the provision of printing services to Academic, Administrative, Resource materials, Seminars/Workshops and external clientele.

The press provides printing services for brochures, posters and fliers, letter heads, business cards, envelopes, delivery note books, invoice books, hard covers of up to size a 2, complementary slips, posters, file folders, writing materials, debit note books, internal memo pads, binding and book repair works.

We provide printing services to the following organisations:

  1. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
  2. Telkom Kenya limited.
  3. University of Nairobi
  4. Postal Corporation of Kenya
  5. Media Council of Kenya and
  6. Gilgil Telecoms industries Ltd. (GTI)


2013 – Became a fully fledged University.
2008 – Became Multimedia University of Kenya under Legal Notice No. 155 of 2008.
2006 – Became a CCK subsidiary after privatization of TKL.
1999 – Became a subsidiary of Telkom Kenya Ltd. (TKL) due to KPTC splitting into Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), Telkom Kenya Ltd and Communications Commission of Kenya.
1992 -Upgraded to Kenya College of Communications Technology (KCCT) under KPTC.

1977 – Control vested in Kenya Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC) when East African Community collapsed.
1948 – Founded as Central Training School. (CTS) to serve East African Posts Training School.


Multimedia University of Kenya’s vision is in sync with Kenya Vision 2030. As an Information age institution MMU shall play a pivotal role in the ICT initiatives in terms of providing qualified personnel for the fulfilment of the vision.

The University will unveil more training programmes by the faculties and schools both at undergraduate and post graduate levels. These courses will be offered in consultation with market leaders so as to address the quality and relevance.

Being an ICT Centre of Excellence, the university looks forward to hosting the Open University of Kenya and the establishment of the Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology by the Korean Government.

The university is always open to enhancing its opportunities, expanding its capacity and signing more partnerships/ MOUs which benefit the University and community.

Therefore, we welcome all interested individuals and organizations to contact us on.


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