This is a list of mortuary science schools in Kenya. Mortuary science is a biological and scientific course that deals with the collection, preservation and analysis of a dead body. The course equips one with the necessary skills to work as a mortician or morgue attendant.
There are very few mortuary science schools in Kenya. This explains why there is a shortage of skilled morgue attendants in the country. Most of the attendants working in funeral homes/ morgues don’t have the required qualifications.
Here is a list of mortuary science schools in Kenya
1. Chiromo Funeral Parlour
Chiromo Funeral Parlour is run and managed by the University of Nairobi. It is the oldest mortuary science training institute in Kenya.
At the institution, students are trained on documentation, body receiving procedure, dressing, dispatch of the body and on how to deal with bereaved clients, how to respond to their questions, guidance and counselling.
Course offered: Certificate in Mortuary Science.
Contact: 020 491 4320.
2. Kenyatta University
Kenyatta University’s School of Medicine has introduced a training program for those interested in mortuary science. The course is offered in collaboration with the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Course offered: Diploma in Mortuary Science.
3. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
The hospital runs an accredited training school that was recently elevated to MTRH College of Medicine. It began in 2004 as an enrolled community nurse training centre. In 2009, other training programs started being offered.
The school is located within MTRH compound, along Nandi Road, Uasin Gishu County.
Course offered: Certificate in Mortician Services.
Qualification: KCSE mean grade of D plain.
Course Duration: 6 months course work plus 3 months attachment on a full-time basis.
Contacts: 0722 201 277/ 0734 600 461.