On Campus Accommodation

Our students are accommodated at both Main and Ruiru Campuses.At the main Campus, accommodation is divided into 3 zones, for administrative purposes: The Eastern Zone, the Western Zone and the Nyayo Zone. Hostels in these zones accommodate students as follows:

  • Only Joint Admission Board (JAB) students are accommodated at the Main Campus.
  • A few spaces are available for the Self Sponsored (SSP) students at our Ruiru Campus.
  • Rooms will be allocated using random sampling of all those who have applied

The Main Campus Hostels:

Eastern Zone

Hostel Gender
Mfumbiro Hostel Male
Nyandarua Hostel Male
Old Menengai Hostel Male
New Menengai Hostel Male
New Aberdares Hostel Female
Old Aberdares Hostel Female

Western Zone

The Western Zone lies between the Kenyatta University Conference Centre and the new students Centre.It consists of the following hostels;

Hostel Gender
Ngong Hostel Female
New Ruwenzori Hostel Male
Old Ruwenzori Hostel Female
Usambara Hostel blocks 2 Male
Usambara Hostel block 1 and 3 Female
Longonot Hostel Male
Kilimambogo Hostel Male
Lukenya Hostel Female

Nyayo Zone
The Nyayo Zone is the most populous. It lies across the railway line and has six hostels namely;

Hostel Gender
Nyayo One Female
Nyayo Two Female
Nyayo Three Male
Nyayo Four Male
Nyayo Flats Male
Nyayo five Male
Nyayo Six Male

The Self Sponsored (SSP) Students are accommodated in the following hostels at Ruiru Campus.

The Ruiru Campus Hostels;

Hostel Gender
Chania Hostel Male
Athi Hostel Female
Tana Hostel blocks 2, 3 and 4 Male
Tana Hostel blocks 1 and 5 Female

Lastly, the hostel rooms can be occupied in various matrixes.They range from single rooms, double rooms, and triple rooms to common rooms where more than 6 students can be accommodated. These rooms are priced differently with the singles being the most expensive.


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 Accommodation Directorate

Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Tel No. 8710901 – 12 Ext.3680
Mobile No. 0728 423 015 or 0734 454 661

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