Machakos University is located at the heart of the Lower Eastern Region, and situated only a Kilometre away from Machakos City along Machakos/Wote Road.
It was founded in 1957 as a Technical Rural Training School by the then colonial Government. It was converted into Machakos Technical and Trade School in 1958, Machakos Technical School in 1967, and Machakos Technical Training Institute in 1987. The Institution was upgraded to Machakos University College through Legal Notice No. 130, on 16th September, 2011.
The vision of the University is: A Globally Competitive Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research, Innovation and Service
The mission of the University is: To provide quality education through teaching, learning, research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Education for industrial and economic transformation.
The University is guided by the following Core Values and Competencies which form the corporate culture of the University.
P.O. BOX 136 – 90100, Machakos County, Kenya, EA.