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Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) College is a career development hub with its Main Campus in Nakuru next to Nakuru Railways Police Station.

The college started in order to unleash the power of the youth and create success stories. We started as a Hairdressing School in Kericho town before relocating to Nakuru in 2008 and expanded to a fully-fledged college. We now have campuses in Nakuru, Njoro and Gilgil.

For 17 years, we have trained the best in Engineering, Journalism & Mass Media, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Business and ICT. We have also set up The School of Health & Applied Sciences which is now the choice of students who want to pursue medical courses.

Through Research & Development, our training is tailored towards the needs of developing countries making our graduates a hot cake in the fields of Manufacturing, Health, Housing and Beauty Industry.


To be the leading TVET College offering accredited, high quality cutting-edge technical and business training that meets the needs of commerce and industry


To be a center of excellence for competence based training, creativity and innovation for socio-economic transformation

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Compassion
  • Customer focus
  • Team spirit

Senior Executive Committee

John Kimemia Gitau

Chairman of Council

Percy Kihumba


A word from the Principal

On behalf of the Rift Valley Institute of Business studies Board of management, the academic board, and the entire RVIBS fraternity, I take this opportunity to welcome you to this esteemed institution. I warmly welcome you, especially to this elaborate and definitive website.

This website expedites communication and sharing of information, knowledge, and best practices within the institution and with all our stakeholders. These websites will help you have a clear understanding of RVIBS – our vision, mission, our beliefs, and our values.

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies has been in existence for more than a decade. At RVIBS we convert a learner into a job and wealth creator and an entrepreneur by unleashing his/her full potential through training in both technical and business courses. Over the years we have produced great men and women who have contributed immensely to the economic development of our country.

In our endeavor to alleviate poverty and empower the masses economically, we offer skill training in Cosmetology ( hair and beauty), Hospitality ( food and beverage, catering and accommodation, baking technology, pastry making, Tourism, etc.), Engineering ( electrical and electronics, automotive engineering, agricultural engineering, Building and construction, mechanical engineering, etc.), Fashion design and interior design ( cloth technology, tailoring and dressmaking, interior décor, jewelry, and beadworks, etc. ), Journalism and mass media, ICT, Business, education, and many other courses. They are too many to list all here.

Through prudent and visionary leadership and strong partnerships, RVIBS has established six campuses namely Nakuru campus (Main),  Gilgil campus and Njoro campus. It is within our strategic plan to increase our presence in Kenya by establishing more campuses. In ten years’, time we endeavor to be in at least twenty-seven counties in Kenya. This is designed to make us more accessible to learners from all over Kenya.

To give it an international outlook and give our students and staff international experience, RVIBS has established relationships with international bodies and institutions. To name just but a few NOREC through the Norwegian government has helped in international trainer exchange programs which have highly impacted our trainer’s skills and enabled our students to experience international trainers. German SES has provided senior experts who sharpened our trainer’s skills and motivated our students in various skill fields. Stanford University through Stanford seeds trains our leadership team on management and leadership.

I invite you to browse our website to understand more. Through the website, you will learn more about our strengths, opportunities, and advantages. You may also access our programs, courses, and events. This is a friendly platform that connects you to us wherever you are in the world.

Thank you

Don’t hesitate to contact me directly through 0715 111 101 or 0715 111 102

Naomi Njambi

Chief Operations Officer

Joyce Kamau

Human Resource Manager

Gideon Githua Kuria

Chief Accountant

Barnabas Kirui


General Contact Info


+254 715 111102
+254 715 111103


Biashara Centre 3rd Floor,
Next to Safaricom House
Railways Ground,
Next to Railways Police Station


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