Kafu in brief

Kaimosi Friends University (KAFU) is a public-spirited center of excellence that was established in 2015 to make distinctive contributions to society in teaching, research innovation and holistic development
The University was gazetted in May 2015 as a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) and was awarded University Charter on August 2, 2022, making it the first and only University in Vihiga County.
Prior to being a University College, the institution premises hosted the Kaimosi Teachers Training College, which was moved to a new location within the Kaimosi Complex.


The University sits on 203 acres of land in the lush-green and history-rich Kaimosi Complex, just 500 metres off the Chavakali-Kapsabet Road, between Shamakhokho and Cheptul townships. It is equidistant from Kisumu, Kakamega and Kapsabet towns – about 35 kilometres.
Its location in a tropical rain forest provides a serene environment for teaching, learning and research.
It is the zenith of more than 10 institutions in the complex – including Jumuia Hospital-Kaimosi, Friends (Technical) College Kaimosi, Kaimosi Girls, and Boys High Schools, Kaimosi Theological College, Kaimosi Vocational Training Institute, a Special school, and a host of primary schools

Kaimosi Friends University offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in over 43 market-driven programmes at the schools of Science, Business and Economics, Computing and Information Technology, Education and Social Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.


In addition to the regular and evening classes conducted at the University’s Main Campus, a robust Open Distance and e-Learning module supports distance learning.


KAFU is anchored on the pillars of Academic Excellence and Student Engagement; Technological Enhancement and Infrastructure; Research, Innovation, Outreach and Linkages; and Sustainability
The University endeavours to be ranked amongst world class universities based on academic excellence and research that impact on societal needs.
Besides embracing innovation and ICT in all its programs and operations to position itself as a teaching, learning, and research and extension institution, emphasis is laid on entrepreneurial development and skills for the students to orient graduates towards job creation.


  • To develop and implement demand-driven academic programmes
  • To increase the size and quality of teaching staff in strategically important academic areas.
  • To create and sustain a culture that supports teaching and learning excellence in all academic units.
  • To strengthen and support capacity for independent critical thinking, innovations and research activities.
  • To conduct research and disseminate outcomes for the benefit of the general community.
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