INTRODUCTION

The recent rapid increase in student population has made it necessary for the University to seek alternative source of student hostels. Approximately 3,500 new students are expected in the September, 2021 intake. This increase will raise the number of active students to approximately 10,100. This figure accounts for both the Government Sponsored Students (Kuccps) and the Self-Sponsored Students (SSP). The population will be distributed between the main, town and Marimba Learning Center. To solve the accommodation dilemma, the University decided to engage the private Hostel Providers in order to get information on the location, cost, and security among other available social amenities and avail the information to both the expected (new) and the continuing students. A team comprising of members from the Dean of Students office, SAMU, and the Halls Officer was sent to assess the bed capacity of the University halls of residence and establish accommodation capacity for all private hostels. The group was also provided with a report prepared in July, 2010 concerning the available private hostels and this was instrumental in the preparation of this report.

This is a captioned photo layout report showcasing photos of each hostel covering Kianjai, Nchiru, Aina, makutano and Meru Town.

The caption details the following information:

  • Name of the hostel
  • Location
  • Contact
  • Type of rooms available
  • Charges
  • Available Amenities

Listed below are the private hostel residences:

[A] HOSTELS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT THE MAIN CAMPUS

  1. Marimba house

marimba hostel Marimba Hostel

Marimba House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available space Available Amenities
Kianjai 5 kms  MUST- Maua road 0711721845 Bedsitters
Rooms Available_12
Rent -3000
Electricity-token
Water-free
10 rooms
Sharing allowed (2 people)
Reliable water supply
Storage tank

2. Morris Gitonga Apartments

morris gitonga apartments

Morris  House Location Contact Proximity to the University Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kianjai 0728273489 5 kms  MUST- Maua road ·Single rooms
Rooms available_ 17
Rent -2,000 and a deposit of 2,000
Electricity-token
Water-free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank

 

3. Tharimbu House
Tharimbu house

Tharimbu  House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kianjai 5 kms  MUST- Maua road 0729555365 Single rooms
Rooms available_5
Rent -2,000 and a deposit of 2,000
Electricity-token
Water-free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank

 

 4. Amerukan Residency

Amerukan Residency Amerukan Residency

Amerukan
Residency
Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Nchiru
(Mascan)
2 kms 0701093163
0725008922
Shared rooms fitted with double-deckers.
2 people per room.Available rooms_4
Rent -7,500 per room Reliable water supply with backup
Free, fast & reliable Wifi
24hr security

 

5. Visioners House

visioners house

Visioners House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kianjai 5 kms_MUST-MAUA road 0711522966/
0712727587
ingle rooms
And bedsitters
Available rooms-10
Rent -2500 – 4500
Electricity-token
Water-free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

6. Rena House

rena houserena house

Rena House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kirindine 3kms (MUST-Kianjai rd) 0711847968 Single rooms
Available rooms-2
Rent -2000
Electricity-token
Water-free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

7. Sir Jimmy Hostels

Sir Jimmy Hostels Sir Jimmy

Sir Jimmy Hostels Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kirindine 3kms (MUST-Kianjai rd) 0722808944 Single Rooms
Rooms available-2
Rent -2000
Electricity-token
Water-free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

8. Rehoboth apartments
Rehoboth apartments

Rehoboth Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges
KES
Available Amenities
Kianjai 5kms (MUST-Maua Rd) 0724224270 Single Rooms
Rooms available-8
Rent-3000
Electricity -token
Water -free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

9. Quiver Apartments

quiver apartments quiver apartments

Quiver Apartments Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kunene 2kms
(MUST-Kianjai Rd)
0725588523 Single Rooms
Rooms available-18
Rent-3000 per month
Token-electricity
Water- inclusive rent
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker .

 

10. Kalawa House

Kalawa House Location Contact Type of Room Charges Available Amenities
Nchiru 0726062503 Single rooms & Bedsitters Rent-3000-4500
Electricity-sub metre
Water -free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

kalawa house kalawa hostel

11. Kioni Housing

kioni hostel kioni house

Kioni Housing Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Nchiru 1km 0728080523 Single Rooms
Available rooms-15
Rent-3000-2000 per month
Electricity –sub metre
Water -free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

12. Amazing Grace 

Amazing grace

Amazing grace apartments Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Ebony
Makutano-MUST Rd
5 kms 07031874443 Single rooms & Bedsitters Rent – 3000
Electricity -token
Water -free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker
13. Ntugi House
ntugi house ntugi hostel
Ntugi House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Nchiru 0.5 kms 0702544882 / 0204405959 Bedsitters
Available rooms_5
Rent-6000 per month
Electricity -token
Water -free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

14. Shalom House

shalom house

Shalom House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Aina 2kms
Adjacent to the Nchiru mrkt
0707913982 Bedsitters
Available rooms- 10
Rent 5000
Electricity – token
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

15. Guyo House

Guyo hostel Guyo house

Guyo Houses Location Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Limauru 0718053186 Single rooms & Bedsitters Rent-3500 – 4500 per month Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

16. Shaquille Village

shaquille hostel

Shaquille Village Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Limauru 3kms 0718406182/
0722780534
Single rooms
Available rooms- 20
Rent-8,350 per semester Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

 

17. Orange House

orange hostel orange house

Orange House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Limauru 3kms 0721896230 Bedsitter
Available rooms-14
Rent-4500-5000
per month
Electricity-token payment
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker
18. Mary (James Ntabathia) Hostels
st mary hostel st mary james hostel
St. Mary (James Ntabathia) Houses Location Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Limauru 0721443637
/0702629624
Single rooms Rent-3000 per month
Electricity -token
Water -free
Reliable water supply
Storage tankFull time caretaker

19. Jimwood Hostels

jimwood house

Jimwood Hostels Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Aina-adjacent to Nchiru mrkt 2kms 0720713475 Single rooms
Available rooms-24
Rent-ksh.2500 per month
Electricity-own metre
No water charges
Full time caretaker
Tv room
Reliable water supply

 

20. Mombasa Ndogo

mombasa ndogo hostel mombasa ndogo house

Mombasa Ndogo Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Maskan 0.5 kms Pauline Mwendwa Single rooms
Rooms available-10
Rent-4000 per room
Electricity-token
Water-free
Reliable water supply
Storage tank
Full time caretaker

21. Elimu House

elimu house elimu hostel

Elimu House Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Maskan 0.5kms 0715134476 Single & double rooms
Rooms available-8
Single – 4,000
Double – 8,000 – Electricity – token system
Reliable water supply
Storage Tank
Full time caretaker

22. Muriiki’s apartments

muriiki hostel

Muriiki’s apartments Location Proximity to the University Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Kaithe
Makutano-MUST Rd
5kms 0722874596 Bed sittters
Rooms available-8
3000.00 per room
Electricity – token system
Reliable water supply
Storage Tank
Full time caretaker

 

24. Nazareth Hostels

nazareth house nazareth hostel

Nazareth Hostels Location Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Makutano 0711761638 Single rooms with furniture 6500 per month inclusive of two meals All facilities available.
Caretaker and watchman

 

HOSTELS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT THE TOWN CAMPUS

25. YWCA Hostels

ywca hostel ywca house

YWCA Hostels Location Proximity to the Town Campus Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Meru Town 3.5kms 0720 663 358 Single rooms with furniture
Rooms available-10
6000 per month inclusive of two meals All facilities available.
Caretaker and watchman

 

26. SIHAN LADIES HOSTELS

sihan ladies hostel

SIHAN Ladies Hostels Location Proximity to the Town Campus Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Meru Town 0.5kms 0724 615 545 Single rooms with bed and mattress
Availablerooms-10
3000 per month inclusive of two meals All facilities available.
Caretaker and watchman

 

27. KAWARIO Hostels

kawario hostel

KAWARIO Hostels Location Proximity to the Town Campus Contact Type of Room Charges KES Available Amenities
Meru Town 1km 0729217566 Single rooms, Double rooms,
Bed sitters with bed and mattress
Rooms available- to be confirmed
Single rooms (5,000),
Double rooms (8,100)
Bed sitters (7,500)
Cctv coverage
Wifi
Standby generator
Biometric access

 

Note;

  • Rooms available as at the day of the site visits
  • Continuing students continue booking some of the rooms highlighted in the report
  • Many rooms confirmed available by the rent collection agents were either not complete, under renovation not satisfactory to the University officers and hence not listed in this report.
  • It was decided that the team will do one more site visit specifically to the rooms cited by the agents to confirm their fitness before including them in the report.