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Murang'a University of Technology History

Murang’a University of Technology (MUT) was chartered on October 7th, 2016 at Statehouse, Nairobi by H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya. Following the award of the charter, MUT became one of the thirty-one (31) Chartered Public Universities in Kenya. The University operates under the provisions of the Universities Act, 2012 (Rev. 2016), guidelines issued by the Commission for University Education, University Charter, and Statutes.

Murang’a University of Technology, formerly Murang’a University College (MRUC), was established through Legal Notice No.129 of September 2011 as a Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Murang’a University College was a successor to Murang’a College of Technology (MCT), established in 1975.

The University lies on 60 acres of land, 1.5 km east of Murang’a Town, in Murang’a County. It is about 85 km North-East of Nairobi, 70 km southeast of Nyeri, and 50 km southwest of Embu.

The founding University Council was inaugurated on November 6th, 2012. The third Council appointed in August 2017 governs the University. The University has successfully held Seven (7) graduation ceremonies in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Murang’a University of Technology is committed to providing high quality education and training, producing competent graduates and endeavors to excel in areas of Teaching, Training, Learning, Research and Innovation, Extension and Consultancy Services to achieve its mandate.

The University currently offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Pure and Applied Sciences, Business and Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. In addition, the University offers the competency-based curriculum for Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

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The University is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Because our processes and systems follow internationally accepted standards, we are extremely confident that MUT remains faithful in delivering quality education. Being ISO 9001:2015 certified is a proof that our students are assured of an outstanding education backed up with processes that comply with international standards. The standard provides guidance and tools that ensure our products and services consistently meet customers’ requirements, and that quality is continually improved.

The University got certified to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard in 2023. The Information Security Management System (ISMS) implemented has controls necessary to ensure that the University prudently protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information assets from threats and vulnerabilities. The ISMS is comprehensive and has met the rigorous international standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardizations (ISO). A risk management-based approach to information security is adopted that empowers the administrative organs to oversee and control the handling of the information assets.

Our Philosophy

Murang’a University of Technology is committed to knowledge creation and advancement through innovative strategies and technologies for prosperity.

Our Mission

To advance knowledge and technological transfer through teaching, training, learning, research, innovation, consultancy and community engagement for sustainable development.

Our Vision

A Leading University in Technological Innovation, Research, Training and Outreach.


The core values of Murang’a University of Technology (MUT) are:


We promote ownership of actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and commitments.

 IntegrityWe promote honesty and strong moral principles and uprightness. 
 TransparencyWe promote openness and clarity in communication and decision-making. 
 AccountabilityWe foster acceptance of actions, behaviours, performance and decisions to create a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. 


University Charter

This Service Charter is a social contract, commitment, and agreement between the University & her Customers. It entails all the details that …

University Mandate

The mandate of the University is to provide relevant, accessible quality education & engage in teaching, training, learning, research…

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Murang’a University of Technology is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

Diversity & Inclusiveness

As a University, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Strategic Plan

Over the coming years, the University will focus on three key pillars/themes – Academic Excellence, Quality, and Institutional Capacity Development

Health and Wellness

The University offer a wide range of activities, facilities, and support systems to help keep you well-rounded in every avenue of life

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