KeMU Facts

To be a world class Christian University raising a generation of professionals and transformational leaders.
To contribute to the transformation of our society by providing high quality education that promotes excellence in scholarship, research and selfless service.

LaBorare est Orare (English: “To work is to Pray”)

The future is here

The University’s philosophy is to foster the intellectual, spiritual and physical development of the wholesome individual in order to recognize and utilize the available opportunities for enhancement of human development with the appropriate recognition and respect for other creations. This philosophy is therefore based on the belief that God is the creator of Heaven and earth, and the fountain of knowledge, and that the application of knowledge and skills should be guided by Christian values and principles.

Objectives of the University

The University’s mission is achieved through the following broad objectives:

  • To provide quality training through provision of scholarship, advancement of knowledge through research and development of specialized activities in the University;
  • To produce effective graduates with the appropriate practical and specialized skills, attitudes and values required for personal growth and advancement of responsible citizens in the global environment;
  • To participate in community service through provision of continuing education, conduction of research, participation in external services, provision of specialist consultative or referral services, facilitation of community empowerment, promotion of fairness and natural justice, and maintenance of good neighborliness with the community.
Historical Development of Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)
  • Sponsored by the Methodist Church
  • 1984: Decision by Church to establish a university
  • 1987: Appointing a working committee
  • 1991: Trust Deed Registered (April 11th)
  • 1995: Submission of proposal to CHE
  • 1997: Awarded Letter of interim authority
  • 2006: Award of the Charter (June 28th)
  • 2012: First PhD Students Graduate


  • Methodist Church Annual Conference
  • Board of Trustees (BoT) and its Committees
  • Council and its Committees
  • Management Board
  • Senate and its Committees
  • Alumni
  • Students Association (Student Government)


  • Vice Chancellor
  • Deputy Vice Chancellors
  • Principals
  • Registrars
  • Campus Directors
  • Deans and Directors
  • Heads of Departments
  • Programme Coordinators


  • Main Campus (Meru)
  • Nairobi
  • Mombasa
  • Nakuru (Leased space)
  • Nyeri (Leased space)
  • Kisii (April 2013)


  • Meru Town
  • Maua
  • Marimanti

Schools and Faculties

  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Science and Technology

Modes of Study

  • Full Time (regular daytime student)
  • Part Time (mainly evening students)
  • School Based (mainly teachers)
  • Distance Learning
  • Weekend Intensive

Graduation Statistics

  • 1st  (1997)    17 Graduands
  • 12th (2012)    3,567 Graduands

Core Values

  1. Excellence and Quality
  2. Creativity and Innovation
  3. Professionalism and Moral Integrity
  4. Team Work
  5. Responsiveness
  6. Leadership
  7. Responsible Corporate Citizenship