Tharaka University is an institution of higher learning located in Tharaka South Sub-County, in Tharaka Nithi County, near Gatunga Town. The University was established as a Campus of Chuka University in September 2015. Later, the Campus was elevated to the status of a Constituent College through Legal Gazette Notice No. 146 of 10th July, 2017. The University College was inaugurated by His Excellency Hon. President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on 27th July, 2017. The Institution was established with the aim of providing the people within the region, Kenya and beyond with access to quality and affordable university education.
Tharaka University was awarded charter on the 2nd of August, 2022, by Hon. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Former President of the Republic of Kenya at a ceremony held at Kakamega State Lodge in Kakamega County. The University achieved the status of a fully-fledged University.
Since inception, Tharaka University has continued to enjoy unprecedented growth in student and staff population, as well as academic and research activities. Tharaka University prides itself as a Centre of Excellence and a leading institution in matters pertaining to Dryland Farming, Mining and other areas of national and international strategic focus.
Tharaka University is located in a serene environment suitable for learning. Our students not only enjoy quality education but also an opportunity to enjoy the serene environment in the University and environs.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Tharaka University. We endeavor to create a strong knowledge base through teaching, research and innovation and disseminate this knowledge to produce all rounded graduates with problem solving skills for the transformation
We will mentor you
to actualize your dreams
Meet our Staff
Prof. Peter K. Muringi
Ag. Vice-Chancellor Tharaka University
Ms. Jennifer Marubu
Senior Administrative Assistant - Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Ms. Eunice Karimi