About Us

Who we are

Kisumu National Polytechnic is located on the outskirts of Kisumu City, within Kisumu County, about 3 km east of the city centre and about 342 kilometers from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Kisumu City stands at the centre of the Great Lakes Region and is fast emerging as a hub for the East Africa Economic Union. It is also emerging as an academic city with a range of newly established and flourishing colleges and universities. As an ISO certified institution, The Kisumu National Polytechnic is committed to providing affordable, accessible, sustainable and quality training by ensuring our services are effective and efficient and meet the client’s expectations. The Kisumu National Polytechnic is committed to complying with requirements of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems.
To achieve this, the polytechnic has established Quality Objectives that stakeholders will review from time to time for continuous improvement.
The key quality objectives seek to:

  • Achieve and maintain a level of quality training which enhances the institutions’ reputation with clients.
  • Ensure compliance with the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act, 2013, and other relevant statutory and safety requirements.
  • Endeavour to maximize client satisfaction through our services.
The Kisumu National Polytechnic is committed to comply with requirements of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems.
To achieve this, the Polytechnic has established Quality Objectives which shall be reviewed from time to time for suitability and provision of continual improvement.

Our Key Objectives

  • Achieve and maintain a level of quality training which enhances the institution’s reputation with customers.
  • Ensure compliance with the Education Act and other relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Endeavour to always maximize customer satisfaction with services provided by Kisumu Polytechnic.

Our Core Values

  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Environmental Stewardship

Our Vision

To be a world class polytechnic in the provision of technical, vocational, entrepreneurial training and research.

Our Mission

To provide high quality technical, vocational, entrepreneurial training, research and innovation in partnership with stakeholders to produce globally competitive graduates

Our Goal

The Kisumu National Polytechnic is committed to providing affordable, accessible, sustainable and quality training by ensuring our services are effective and efficient and meet the customer needs and expectations.

1967 - 71

The Kisumu National Polytechnic began operations in 1967 as a technical secondary school. The management admitted its first batch of students at Sigalagala Technical and Trade School while they awaited completion of Kisumu Technical Secondary School which Former Education Minister the late Dr. Taaitta Toweett officially opened in 1971.

1988

In 1988, the Ministry upgraded the institution to a Technical Training Institute, the aim being to produce hands-on human resource, competent in the application of technical skills. This coincided with the national roll-out of the 8-4-4 education curriculum that required such institutions to cater for the rising demand for technical skills.

1997

In 1996, the Ministry further upgraded the Technical Training Institute into a National Polytechnic to cater for the regional demand for technical skills. Retired President, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi inaugurated the new status on June 21, 1997.

2014

On 22nd August, 2014 in response to section 26 (2) of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act of 2013, the Cabinet Secretary for Education Science and Technology promulgated the  THE KISUMU NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC ORDER, 2014 with a wider mandate that has now occasioned the new name.

2015

This new order required the institution to constitute a Governing Council to steer it and repeal Legal Notice No 85 of May 30, 2001 that recognized it as a polytechnic. The Governing Council assumed office on August 2015.