KCA University dates back to 1989, with the establishment of the institution as Kenya College of Accountancy by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) to improve the quality of accountancy and financial management training in the country. The college was founded after a study conducted by Chart Foulks Lynch CIPFA services of the UK in 1987/88. The study revealed that the Kenyan economy required an additional four hundred qualified Accountants every year. The output of qualified accountants from the training institutions then was less than one hundred.
On commencement of its services in 1989, it enrolled 170 students but this number tremendously increased over the years and today, enrollment stands at over 15,000 students annually. To maintain a national outlook, the institution opened satellite colleges in Githunguri,Kericho, Eldoret and Kisumu all now under the School of Professional Programmes
History & Core Values
It is the philosophy of the University that all human beings have a role to play in the society and that each person is uniquely endowed with the necessary abilities to fulfil their role.
Excellence - do it right first time;
Integrity - carry out their business with honesty and openness;
Diversity - no discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, social, economic or religious backgrounds;
Innovation - seek new ways of creating, sharing and applying knowledge; and continuous learning and improvement;
Commitment - committed to understanding and meeting the needs of their students, faculty, alumni and partners;
Service to the Community - interact with the community and participate in the development and implementation of solutions to community opportunities and problems;
Recognition and support of individual talents - support individuals to make their own contributions.