Off Konza Road, Machakos, Kenya.

About M T I B

In 1987, the first female students were admitted and knitting & garment making courses introduced. In 1994 the first integrated Artisan level training was started. In 1997 the Institution was upgraded and renamed Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind becoming the only Technical Training Institution in East & Central Africa offering Kenya National Examination Council (K.N.E.C.) Craft courses to the visually impaired persons. The Institution serves the needs of the visually impaired in East and Central Africa region. Notable among our achievements in rehabilitation are 1998 August 7th Nairobi bomb blast survivors and the “Kumi kumi” illicit brew victims. The Institution offers Rehabilitation and Habilitation programme as well as the following technical and vocational courses to both the visually impaired and sighted persons .

We are a Government Technical Training Institution, located within Machakos municipality next to National Cereal Produce Board deport off Konza road. It was established in 1958 to provide technical craft skills to those maimed by war. It was then sponsored by the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and its local partner Kenya Society for the Blind initially to serve only male trainees who were taught orientation and mobility, braille literacy, handicraft and telephone operation course.


A leading provider of rehabilitation and technical training for persons with visual impairment.


To empower persons with visual impairment through rehabilitation, vocational and technical training for self-reliance in the competitive world to ensure full social integration.


To provide rehabilitation vocational and technical training for persons with visual impairment for the purpose of empowerment toward socio-economic integration.

Our Staff

The Principal

The Principal is the overall head of the institution serving as the secretary to the institute’s board of management.

Deputy Principal

The Deputy Principal takes charge of all aspects of administration when principal is not available.

Registrar’s Office

The Registrar ensures the integrity, accuracy, and security of all academic records of current and former students; facilitate effective student registration and enrollment; builds secure student data files and sets policy and procedure for their responsible use; maintains up-to-date course schedules, catalogs, etc.

Dean’s Office

The dean of student plans and directs the institute’s activities related to student services. As an administrator, a dean of student help coordinate admissions, health services, financial aid, housing and social programmes for students.

H.O.D. Rehabilitation and Communication Skills

Henry Muli

H.O.D. Clothing Technology

Cecilia Kayongo

H.O.D. Carpentry and Joinery

James Mwangangi

H.O.D. Building Technology

Julianna Kasomo

H.O.D. Japanesse Massage

Catherine Muthengi

H.O.D. Knitting Technology

Ruth Mativo

H.O.D. Tannery and Leatherwork Technology

Esther Nzau

Ag. H.O.D. ICT

Emmanuel Kyaa

Our Support Staff


Patrick Mutula

Principal's Secretary

Elizabeth Nziu

House Keeping

Jackline Nzembi


Wilson Musyoka


Jemimah Syombua

Institute's Secretaries

Gladys Mueni and Janet Mbithe

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