Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a non-denominational Technical , Vocational & Education Training (TVET) Institute under the Ministry of Education State Department of Vocational & Technical Training. It is located 14 kilometres from the City of Nairobi along Kiambu Road and 1 kilometer from Kiambu Town. It was built through Harambee effort by the local people and some generous donations from two Protestant church organizations I.C.C.O. of Netherlands and E.Z.E. of Germany. KIST admitted the first batch of 125 students, 75 male and 50 female in September 1973. Over the years KIST has diversfied in offering more than 40 courses in Diplomas, Certificates and Artisan Programs. Since its inception KIST has produced graduates who fit globally competitive needs of modern employees and the merging challenges

The Board of Governors (BOG) which is appointed by the Ministry of Education in consultation with the stakeholders oversees the day-to-day runing of the institute.

The core function of KIST is to provide training in TVET programme and promote research,innovations and technological development. KIST is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has a holistic approach to training,aimed at achieving Kenya Industrialization as envisaged in the Vision 2030. The institute has actively participated in National TVET trade Fairs, Robots contests and sports both at the regional and National levels


A center of Excellence in Technical, vocational Education an Training. This guides us towards our endavaour to make significant contribution towards kenya in becoming a newly industrialized Country as per visn 2030.


To provide and promote quality trainig in Science and Technology that is responsive to the needs of a dynamic society

  1. Integrity
  2. Accountability
  3. Equity
  4. Parnerships
  5. Quality
  6. Gender Sensitivity
  7. Concern for the physically challenged
  8. Creativity