University Profile

Read more about our Background Information, Core Values, Objectives and Philosophical Framework.

About us

Mission & VIsion


To be the Premier University in Science, Technology and Innovation.


To provide excellent university education, training and research through integrating science, technology and innovation into quality programmes to suit the needs of a dynamic world.

General Objective

To contribute both qualitatively towards sustainable and equitable scientific,socio-economic and technological development in Kenya and beyond.



MMUST holds the view that science and technology is an indispensable tool in harnessing resources of nature for sustainable development and creating an environment in which human beings can survive and realize their potential. Thus, the human person has the moral obligation to creatively improve the environment. This can be achieved through a well-conceptualized educational, scientific and technological package through which every human being must rightfully experience and acquire the tools to facilitate this mission. 


Core Values

Customer focus  Equity
 Collegiality  Accountability
 Excellence  Innovativeness


Quality Statement and Objectives

Quality Policy Statements

Quality Objectives

University Quality Manual


The University was founded through Harambee spirit on 5th January 1972, as Western College of Arts and Applied Sciences (WECO) under the stewardship of .the former fiery MP, Masinde Muliro. As chairman of the project executive committee, Muliro worked with Prof. Reuben J. Olembo (then Head, Department of Botany University of Nairobi) as secretary.

The establishment of the College was in response to the needs of the people of Western province to have a College that would provide a training ground for technical manpower requirements for the province and the nation. The College was also expected to inculcate a sense of self-help and self-reliance among its students and facilitate active participation of youth in national development

The first batch of 24 students who were drawn from all parts of the country, joined on March 24, 1977, and enrolled for certificate and diploma in courses, which included mechanical and motor vehicle, electrical, electronic, agriculture, water, building, architecture, accounting, FINANCE etc. In December 2002, WECO became WUCST (Western University College of Science and Technology) after being elevated to a Constituent College of Moi University. Early 2007, President Kibaki elevated WUCST to a full university by assenting to a Bill which also changed the name to MMUST

About us

MMUST Anthem

Lord God Almighty bless our University. Lord God Almighty bless our University. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Oh, we seek to achieve our mission of becoming a centre of excellence So we strive to lead in research, publication Community service to Kenya and the World. Our mission is to generate, preserve and disseminate Knowledge through research and teaching. Masinde Muliro is the University of choice. Masinde Muliro is the University of choice.

MMUST Anthem

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