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Prof. Peter K. Muriungi, PhD
Message from the Principal

Tharaka University College, a Constituent College of Chuka University, is an institution of higher learning located in Tharaka South Sub-County, in Tharaka Nithi County, Near Gatunga Town. The University College was initially established as a Campus of Chuka University in September 2015. The Campus was established to give the people within the region, Kenya and beyond access to quality and affordable University education.

The Campus was elevated to the status of a University College through Legal Gazette Notice No. 146 of 10th July, 2017 after approval by His Excellence President Uhuru Kenyatta. Since inception, Tharaka University College has continued to enjoy unprecedented growth in student and staff population, as well as academic and research activities. Tharaka University College endeavors to be 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 College 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 College. 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 of society.

Prof. Peter K. Muriungi, Ph.D,



History of Tharaka University College

Tharaka University college was established as a Campus in September 2015 and later elevated to a constituent university college of Chuka University in February 2017.

Tharaka University College is located at Marimanti in Tharaka-Nithi County at approximately 230 km from Nairobi City along the Nairobi, Embu, Kathwana and Marimanti town.

Tharaka University college is geared towards the provision of globally competitive quality education, training
and research for sustainable development with a bias in environmental sustainability.

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Prof. Peter K Muriungi, the Principal Tharaka University College together with staff and students after the Interdenominational Sunday Service held at the University main campus on 12th January 2020. @ Gatunga,… https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kaw4yH0cD/?igshid=noldhu7woydn

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