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About Us

About Us

Dr. Florence Kithinji

Welcome to the Kenya School of Government, Matuga Campus; serene and beautiful, a place of restoration overlooking the deep blue sea at a distance. Located in the Southern Coast of Kenya in Kwale County, KSG Matuga one of the School’s best kept secrets provides a unique opportunity for training, retreats, seminars, conferences, camping and team building.

In fulfilment of the School’s mandate to train, provide research and consultancy as well as advisory services, Matuga Campus offers an exceptional blend of knowledge and adventure; our clients experience the scenic beauty of Diani Beach, the historical Shimoni Caves; the Chale and Wasini Islands, and the Elephant Sanctuary at Mwaluganje. We pride in our experiential learning program that is designed to expand understanding and practical perspectives of officers fostering a holistic approach to leadership and management.

One can get to KSG Matuga through the Moi International Airport in Mombasa or the Diani Airstrip in Ukunda. The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) whose terminus is at Miritini in Mombasa gives clients the opportunity to sample the famous Likoni Ferry, and then drive to Matuga Campus that is only 22 kilometres from Mombasa City.

The staff of Matuga is committed to making your stay at the Campus memorable as we create change champions for national development.

“KSG Matuga beacons. We are a home away from home! Karibuni!”


Matuga Government Training Institute was established in 1950s as a Community Training Centre training women in cookery, knitting tailoring and craft courses under the Management of Kwale County Council. Later other courses like Agriculture, pre-primary, day care, family planning, food handling and rehabilitation of malnourished children were added to the Center’s mandate.

In 1974 the Centre was transferred to the Ministry of Culture and Social Services with its mandate expanded to training lower cadre of civil servants. On the onset of District Focus for Rural Development Strategy, the Centre was transferred to the Office of the President and re-designated to Matuga Development Institute. Pursuant to ministerial rationalization, the Institute was transferred to Directorate of Personnel Management (DPM) in 2003 and renamed Government Training Institute (GTI).

The GTI was charged with provision of Training, Research and Consultancy services. In 2012 through an Act of Parliament the it became one of the Campuses of Kenya School of Government with an expanded mandate of Training, Research, Consultancy and advisory Services for Results oriented Public Service.

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