As the Chief Principal, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to each one of you.Thank you for visiting the KINAP website and your interest in partnering with us..

featured project


Kiambu National Polytechnic (KINAP) formerly known as Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology – KIST, is a national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Polytechnic 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 TVET in various courses at levels 4, 5 and 6 (Artisan, Craft and Diploma). The Polytechnic is located along Kiambu Road 14km from Nairobi CBD.

KINAP plays a vital role in transforming the youth and empowering them for a fulfilling career path through the provision of quality technical and vocational training, research, and enhanced innovations for global impact.The courses offered in KINAP are technology and related sciences affording practical skills acquisition and hence unlocking the enormous potential of the TVET sector. Over the years since our inception, we have continued to make great strides and are ever grateful to all who have been part of our journey. The Institution has witnessed growth in academic programmes, student enrolment, staffing, physical facilities as well as in extra-curricular activities.

KINAP academic programmes are classified under eight (8) academic departments namely: Applied Sciences; Baking Technology; Building & Civil Engineering; Business, Entrepreneurship, and Social Studies; Computer Studies & ICT; Electrical & Electronics Engineering; Hospitality and Mechanical Engineering, all geared towards equipping trainees with marketable skills that contribute to their socio-economic development and that of the country at large. These programmes are supported by quality facilities and qualified faculty to guarantee that our vision to excel in TVET is realized.

Our Polytechnic is a vibrant community of passionate trainees, dedicated trainers, and supportive staff members. We strive to create an environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and a sense of belonging.I am proud to observe that KINAP has a strong diverse workforce committed to providing quality education and training and an enabling environment for excellent academic performance. If you are an ambitious person who seeks a challenge and is eager to discover knowledge that will help make a difference in your life, your community and in the world, then this is the place for you.

We are always on a path of continuous improvement focusing on:

  • Integrity - observe honesty, reliability and strong moral principles in service delivery.
  • Accountability - make decisions that positively influence the realization of its mandate.
  • Equity - provide services to all people without discrimination.
  • Partnerships - value and strengthen collaborations with stakeholders in achieving the best possible outcomes
  • Quality - regularly review performance to continually improve service delivery
  • Gender sensitivity - treat male or female clients in a way that they will want to continue to seek our services and carry out the health behaviors advocated by the service
  • Concern for persons with disability - inclusiveness and concern for those with physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments.
  • Creativity - strive to encourage creativity through research and innovation.
  • KINAP takes cognizance of the needs of future employers by giving 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 the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA)2022-2027plan which is a vehicle geared towards the achievement of Kenya Vision 2030.

    I encourage you to explore our website, engage with our Polytechnic community, and make the most of the opportunities available. Together, we can create a fulfilling and enriching educational experience for all

    I welcome you to KINAP!
    Chief Principal/Secretary BOG/Governing Council