For EveryOne
    We provide and promote quality training in Science and Technology that is responsive to the needs of a dynamic society.
  • Feed Your Knowledge
    We strive to always help our students achieve their dreams by offering them the best training and making them self reliant.
  • Are you interested in studying a Diploma course in Industrial Mechatronics?
    a multidisciplinary course that builds solid competencies in mechatronics,
    electrical & electronics and programming skills at KIST?
  • Quality Learning
    For Your Better Future
    We have a fully stocked library that helps the learners find more resources and information to conduct their research.


Kiambu National Polytechnic (KINAP) is a tertiary Institution established in 1973 and is mandated and fully accredited by the Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA), Ministry of Education to provide training in Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in various courses at Diploma and Craft levels. Over the years since its inception, the Institute has witnessed growth in academic programmes, student enrolment, staffing, physical facilities, excellence in academics as well as in extra-curricular activities.

KINAP academic programmes are classified under nine (9) academic departments namely:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Baking Technology
  • Building & Civil Engineering
  • Business, Entrepreneurship and Social Studies
  • ICT & Computer Studies
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial Mechatronics
  • Mechanical & Automotive Engineering

all geared towards equipping trainees with marketable skills that contribute to their socio-economic development and that of the country at large.

KINAP continues to provide quality training as is embedded in our vision and mission statements which has led to the supply of TVET graduates who contribute to the economic growth of this country. To adequately prepare students for the dynamic labour market, KINAP has established meaningful links with leading organizations and industrial partners, who provide relevant input in regard to the market/industry needs.

KINAP offers skill-based training which is in tandem with the goal of creation of employment and generation of wealth through Science Technology and Innovations.Our vision guides us towards our endeavor to make significant contribution towards Kenya in becoming a Newly Industrialized Country as per Vision 2030.

KINAP takes cognizance of the needs of future employers by giving the trainees hands-on training in their particular trade areas. KINAP continues to play a crucial part in the contribution needed to propel this country forward and more so towards the realization of vision 2030.

Why Choose Us?


Over the years kinap has acquired and installed various resources to enable smooth learning for our trainees, we have numerous computer labs, applied sciences labs and workshops to ensure all your needs are catered for


KINAP has a strong diverse workforce committed to providing quality education and training and an enabling environment for excellent academic performance.


A student of KINAP is exposed to a variety of curricula and extra-curricula activities. As you walk about in the pavements of KIST, be sure you wil encounter happy learners interacting, discussing, playing, getting involved.

Training Activities

We have various cources in various academic departments!






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