Kenyatta National Hospital
About Us

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) was founded in 1901, making it not only the largest hospital in Kenya but also the oldest. 

It is a public, tertiary referral hospital located on Hospital Road, West of Upper Hill, Nairobi. It was initially known as Native Civil Hospital then King George VI Hospital before being named Kenyatta National Hospital after President Jomo Kenyatta following independence. 

The hospital has both an Organization Management and a Board of Management. Dr. E. N. Kamuri, who heads the Organization Management, is the hospital’s current CEO. 

KNH has several departments, including Accident & Emergency, Infection Prevention & Control, Mental Health, Nursing, Obs & Gyn, Nutrition, et cetera. Patients have access to various medical services in the hospital through: 

  • Clinics, such as Medical Outpatient Clinic (MOPC), Surgical Outpatient Clinic (SOPC), Pediatric Outpatient Clinic (POPC), Family Planning clinic, Obs Gynae clinic, Dental clinic, among others
  • Cancer Treatment Centre where sessions include new patients/referrals, chemotherapy admissions, outpatient chemotherapy, review for patients with results, et cetera
  • Comprehensive Care Centre where there are clinic days for ART Therapy, General Medicine, Dermatology, and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Mental Health unit which offers Child Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Psychotherapy clinics
  • Renal Unit which runs Haemodialysis, Out-patient, Registration & Admission, Pre & post Transplant, and Renal Biopsy clinics.

Kenyatta National Hospital’s vision is to be “A world-class patient-centered specialized care hospital.” 

And its mission is “To optimize patient experience through innovative, evidence-based specialized healthcare, facilitate training and research, and participate in national health policy formulation.”

  • Accredited by :
  • Certifications :
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cancer
Opening Time
  • Monday07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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Our Doctors
Dr. Peter Kamau Njoroge
Orthopedic Surgeons
Dr. Pius Akivaga Kigamwa