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Background and Profile

Diakonia institute is an academic centre of excellence in Nairobi that is committed to the generation of innovative services for the amelioration of the Kenyan society. It was established with an aim of empowering the society through the formation of a qualified human resource that is able to respond decisively to the dynamic social challenges experienced today. The achievement of this goal is pursued by offering a variety of quality programmes in social work & community development, business studies, information technology, accountancy and specialized programs. Therefore, the certificate and diploma programmes are designed to provide learners with opportunities for improving their lives, their local communities and advance their careers.

Our aim is to fill the vacuum that exists in the Kenyan society in relation to higher learning by ensuring that our quality services are accessible to people from varied social, cultural, economic, geographic and academic backgrounds. Hence, the institute offers an invaluable opportunity to hundreds of Kenyans and non-Kenyans who miss out on higher education due to restricted intake in government programmes that is determined by limited resource allocation by the Government.

Our aspiration is to record academic milestones in teaching, research and development as we continuously strategize for a greater future of a peaceful and inclusive centre of professional excellence.


To foster an academic culture that bridges theory with best practice and holistic formation of graduates at the service of the society locally, nationally and at the international levels.

Core values

In order to realize the above mission, the Institute is guided by the following values:

  1. Integrity and passion
  2. Professionalism and accountability
  3. Equity, Quality and accessibility
  4. Social justice and community service
  5. Innovation and creative response to change