Welcome to Rongo University (RU), a prestigious institution with a rich history that dates back to the early 1970s. Initially known as Kitere Technical School, it was established by the local community as a craft apprenticeship training center.
In the 1980s, there was a growing demand for technical and vocational training in the Southern Nyanza region. Recognizing this need, a lobby group called the Union of South Nyanza Welfare Association (USNWA) approached President Daniel Arap Moi to transform Kitere Technical School into a public institution. President Moi not only agreed to their request but also gave his consent for the institute to be named after him. Thus, Moi Institute of Technology (MIT) was established in 1983.
In 2007, Moi University and Moi Institute of Technology signed a memorandum of understanding. This partnership allowed MIT to offer diploma and undergraduate programs in education, business, and human resource management as a satellite campus. The first batch of 100 students, supported by the Rongo Constituency Development Fund, was admitted in January 2008.
After four years of collaboration, the government elevated Moi Institute of Technology to Rongo University College, which became a constituent college of Moi University on June 22, 2012.
Finally, on October 7, 2016, Rongo University College achieved a significant milestone when it was granted a charter by President Uhuru Kenyatta, officially becoming a full-fledged public university. Situated 11 kilometers from Rongo Town and 2.5 kilometers off the Rongo-Migori Highway, the university proudly serves a student population of over 6,000, enrolled in both government-sponsored and self-sponsorship programs. We have a dedicated staff of 458 members.
Our mission is to provide high-quality education through teaching, research, community service, and the nurturing of innovative graduates. At Rongo University, we are committed to developing and delivering market-driven academic programs, conducting research and extension activities, and contributing to the socio-economic well-being of Kenya at both local and national levels.
As members of the Rongo University community, including our esteemed staff and students, we are incredibly proud to be associated with this great institution. We extend our sincere gratitude to the current and former leaders of the South Nyanza District, the Kitere community, our University Council, and the Government of Kenya for their visionary leadership, unwavering support, and commitment to our institution.
The Vice Chancellor, Rongo University
P.O. Box 103-40404,