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Hostels and accommodation in Kenyatta University

hostels and accommodation in kenyatta university


Kenyatta University is one of Kenya’s best universities famed for the expansive facilities mainly big constructions with increased intake of students yearly. Because of the increased student intake, the university is faced with an accommodation challenge. Only joint admission board students are accommodated at the main campus. A few spaces are available for the self sponsored students at Ruiru campus. Rooms are allocated using random sampling of those who have applied.

The hostels in Kenyatta University are located in three zones, Nyayo zone, Eastern zone and western zone. The hostels include;

Eastern zone

This zone is located nearer from the main entry into the university and closer to the administration.  Most of the first year students are accommodated in these hostaels. They include;

  • Mfumbiro hostel for males

  • Nyandarua hostel for males

  • Old menengai hostel for males

  • New menengai hostel for males

  • New aberdares hostel for females

  • Old aberdares hostel for females

Nyayo zone

Nyayo zone is the zone with the highest number of student population because the hostels are larger with several rooms with a serene and beautiful environment full of well maintained flower gardens. The hostels include;

  • Nyayo 1 and nyayo 2 for females

  • Nyayo 3,4,5 and 6 for males

Western zone

Western zone is located near the bishop square upwards towards the arboretum. Hostels here include;

  • Ngong hostel for females

  • New Ruwenzori hostel for male

  • Old Ruwenzori hostel for females

  • Usambara hostel block 2 for males

  • Usambara hostel block 1 and 3 for females

  • Longonot hostel for male

  • Kilimambogo hostel for males

Those students who do not secure accomodation within the hostels looks for a private hostel outside the campus.

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