Our History

The story of Lukenya institutions starts in 1991 at the place known as Lukenya hills in Mavoko (Athi river), Kathiani (now Machakos), where the founders the Late Honourable. Rtd Justice Kasanga Mulwa and his wife Martha Kasanga Mulwa, decided to establish the Lukenya Academy primary school on their cattle farm. As they say, the rest is history


The story of Lukenya institutions starts in 1991 at the place known as Lukenya hills in Mavoko

University Venture

The Family decided to venture into university education and put together a steering committee team led by Andrew Mullei.


Construction begun in 2012 with a traditional blessing prayers and ground breaking ceremony led by former Councillor Wilson Mutunga, a long-time friend of the family.

University Opens

The university was officially opened by Professor Kivutha Kibwana in May and operated as Lukenya College offering diplomas and certificates in various courses.

We are Accredited

The founder Justice Kasanga Mulwa passed away in March. Later that year the university was accredited.

Degree Course Admissions

Admitting students in May 2016, for degree courses.

Fully Fledged University

A fully-fledged university with four schools, and twenty three programmes.

We aim to be the best residential University in East Africa, by offering a wholesome learning experience for our students and faculty. We focus on creating a unique and intentional residential environment that fosters student learning and a strong sense of community. The residential model we believe ensures higher course completion rates, and lowers cost of education for the student by ensuring no commuting expenses and affordable accommodation rates.


To be an institution that imparts to the community skills and knowledge based on relevant research, market-driven curricula and quality services.


Providing solutions through education, training, research and community service.


To embrace a Green Philosophy which fosters the use of innovative technologies in global food security, energy and sustainability, health and universal education.

We labour for the benefit of the future generation

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