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BACKGROUND


Turkana University College was established on 27th January, 2017 by Legal Notice No. 8 of 2017 as

provided for in the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 as a constituent College of Masinde Muliro
University of Science and Technology (MMUST). The University College was inaugurated by His
Excellency and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, Honourable Dr. William Samoei Ruto.


The University College was established with the aim of providing holistic education in humanities,
science and technology for the development and management of the unexploited natural resources in
Turkana County and the nation at large. It also aims at creating, preserving and disseminating
knowledge and skills through teaching, research and outreach for the advancement of humanity.

Turkana University College is Kenya’s first Public University to be established in the vast resource-
rich area of north western Kenya. The University College is located in Turkana County, which is the
second largest county in Kenya covering 68,680Km 2 . The County borders South Sudan to the north-
west, Uganda to the west and Ethiopia to the north.