Machakos University was chartered on October 7th 2016. Formerly, it was a constituent college of Kenyatta University. Before being taken by Kenyatta University, the institution was a technical institute known as Machakos Training Institute (MTTI) with strong background in Engineering and Technology, Hospitality and Tourism and it was a renown Centre of Excellence in Fashions, Clothing and Textile, hence the origin of its vision “A Preferred University of Excellence”.

Security and Safety Department has evolved over the years from a mere service section, that comprised of untrained guards(watchmen) to a fully-fledged department with highly trained Security professional.  The department is equipped with round the clock operational Control Room that is manned by highly qualified personnels.


The Directorate of Security and Safety (DSS) was established to manage security matters in the university. It enforces the university rules, regulations and law of the land. This is achieved through carrying out investigation of crimes and other offenses levelled against our students and staff.

The directorate works closely with the National police service to bolster security in the university. To ensure tight security, the university has installed  Control Room  to monitor CCTV surveillance system  and control security Communications around the campus. This help in monitoring real-time potential crimes/incidence.

In addition, security guards that are deployed within the university are equipped with modern communication gadgets to enhance surveillance. Moreover, the university has stepped up lighting in the university to avert crimes at night.

The Department will endeavor to strive to meet the dynamic Security needs of our clients as well as play its role in making the Machakos University, remain a world Class University committed to scholarly excellence. The department’s service charter is our commitment to provide quality security service to all our clients as well as securing University property at all times. We shall feel most privileged to receive your feedback to enable us identify areas of improvement. All said and done the department is constantly striving to offer excellent security services to University clients in its endeavor to remain a world Class University committed to scholarly excellence.