About Us

Our History

The Kitale National Polytechnic was established in 1980 by the government with the assistance of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). It officially opened as a Technical Training Institute in 1985.  In 1986, Kitale Technical School was converted to a Technical Training Institute initially offering only Artisan courses and ACNC (KASNEB). In 1987 craft courses were introduced in the area of engineering, building and CPA in Business area.  Diploma courses in various disciplines were introduced in 1991. In 2016 it was among the technical training institutions that were upgraded to National Polytechnics Via Order No. 95 of 2016.


Under the wise counsel and guidance of the Council, Management team and staff, the institute is engaged in daily executing of its mandate of curriculum implementation and other support services that are customer focused and in line with its mission of provision of quality and relevant technical, entrepreneurial and management training.

The institution has continued to witness tremendous growth both in infrastructure and student enrolment. Our current enrolment stands at 12400.

Our Vision

  • A polytechnic of excellence in competency-based education and training, and research

Our Mission

  • To produce globally competitive graduates through competency based education and training, research and innovation for sustainable development

Core Values

In the endeavor to realize its vision and mission, KNP upholds the following core values:

  • Customer focus

We strive to meet customer expectations and proactively address their concerns and needs.


  • Teamwork

We are committed to working together to achieve a common goal while respecting our diversity.


  • Professionalism

We uphold high standards of performance and ethical principles in service delivery.


  • Integrity

We uphold strong moral principles of honesty, fairness and accountability in our operations.


  • Innovation

We are committed to continuous improvement in service delivery through adoption of new processes and technologies.


  • Equity

We will remain impartial while dealing with all our customers and stakeholders.