Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology plays an effective role in the development of agriculture and technology in conjunction with the industry and provides extension services so as to contribute to the social and economic development of Kenya. The university strives to set trends in Higher Education, Research and Innovation and to participate in the discovery, transmission and preservation and enhancement of knowledge and stimulate the intellectual participation of students in the economic, technological, agricultural, professional and cultural development of Kenya.


The Government of Kenya started Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 1981 as a Middle Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology – JKCAT) with the assistance from the Japanese Government. The first graduation ceremony was held in April 1984 with Diploma Certificates presented to graduates in Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology and Horticulture. In 1988, JKCAT was declared a constituent College of Kenyatta University through a legal Notice, under the Kenyatta University Act (CAP 210C). The name of JKCAT officially changed to Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology (JKUCAT). It was finally established as a University through the JKUAT Act, 1994 and inaugurated on 7th December 1994.


JKUAT has the vision to be a university of global excellence in training, research and innovation for development.

The mission is to offer accessible quality training, research and innovation in order to produce leaders in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and other Applied Sciences to suit the needs of a dynamic world.