Mount Kenya university is founded on the basis of science and technology and has a strong foundation and grounding in health sciences
The precursor of Mount Kenya university, the then Thika Institute of Technology was inaugurated in 1996 and was the first middle level college to be approved to offer diploma in pharmacy
Mount Kenya university was given a Letter of Interim Authority as a University in 2008 and was granted full charter in the year 2011 by the President of Kenya H.E Mwai Kibaki.
Mount Kenya university was the first private university to launch an undergraduate programme in pharmacy and also in clinical medicine both of which have undergone full cycle.
It is through the lesson learnt in these pioneer programmes in health sciences and the audit of the available supporting academic resources, the management deemed it fit to start the MB.Ch.B program.
Medical School Legislation
2011– Mount Kenya University Charter awarded
2014 – MBCh.B curriculum approved by MP&DB
2014 –Medical School gained provisional approval by MP&DB
2015 – Anatomy practice was approved by Ministry of Health