Coding Schools in Kenya: The best 7 Coding Colleges in Kenya

Last updated on April 11th, 2024 at 04:38 am

A lot of students have been asking how to become a software engineer in Kenya and my answer is always the same: visit one of the best coding schools in Kenya and master programming.

Other options if you’re super disciplined and fine with online learning are:

  • Udemy
  • Khan academy (free) though they don’t offer all the programming languages in demand in Kenya.
  • YouTube (there are dozens of courses here )
  • Revature Kenya- 100% free, if you’re accepted.

But this guide is not about the best coding school online but rather about the best coding schools in Kenya.

After all, nothing beats one-on-one coaching from an experienced apps developer (some of the computer programming courses in Nairobi are taught by practicing programmers).

And so here comes a brief overview of the leading coding schools in Kenya.

Best coding schools in Kenya: programming courses offered and contacts

Kenya Online College

Kenya Online College Software engineering Academy is one of the leaders in this space and offers high-quality project-based training. That’s important because the best way of becoming a coder is by working on practical projects rather than overloading your brain with unnecessary theoretical concepts.

Kenya Online College offers training in:

  • Android apps development
  • IOS apps development.
  • API Development/integration including Lipa na Mpesa
  • Full stack development

They also offer holistic web development training in Kenya and they’re especially good in PHP/Laravel and Python/Django.

It will take you between 20-30 weeks to become a coding geek at Kenya Online College.

Contacts and location

Telephone: 0797 532 345


Location: Mitihani House, 3rd Floor, Nairobi-Mfangano Street

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Moringa School

Moringa was started to develop the next generation of innovators through market-driven education and has trained some of Kenya’s top coders.

Founded by Taiwanese-American entrepreneur Audrey Cheng, Moringa started as a multidisciplinary coding school.

So, what can you learn at Moringa?

Well, Moringa software development program is broken into:

·         Moringa Prep

This lasts 5 weeks and is more of a full-time introduction to coding.

The course covers the fundamentals of coding and is ideal for beginners.

The fee was costing about shs.40000 the last time I checked.

·         Moringa Core

This takes 15 weeks-12 weeks in curriculum coverage and 3 weeks for group coding projects and professional skills development.

You can choose either the mobile development or full-stack web pathway.

Full-stack web focuses on in-demand coding languages for web-based systems including Python, Django, and JavaScript.

You will, on the other hand, master Java, JavaScript, and of course, Android if you settle for mobile development.

Students were paying about shs.160000 when I last enquired (Call to confirm).

DISCOUNT: You automatically earn a shs.20000 discount when you join the core program from prep so you pay shs.140,000.00 (again check with them if the offer still exists).

Note that they also organize regular data science Bootcamps, if your passion lies in Data Science.


Moringa School Requirements

The key is a passion for programming and to be head over heels in love with technology.

Previous training in a tech-related discipline is an added advantage although I have seen guys with other backgrounds – think procurement, engineering, and even sales- hack programming.

It’s not mandatory that you have a diploma/degree to attend coding classes.

But you have to bring your laptop to class, for all the programs.

Moringa school contacts


Techcamp Kenya

Techcamp teaches programming through bootcamps and e-Learning.

Admissions are open to all regardless of your present career or level of study as long as you’re in love with technology.

You’ll need to check their website for their upcoming bootcamp schedule and logistics information.

Techcamp Kenya contacts

Location: Cornerhouse, Kimathi-Street, 12th Floor, Wing-A Suite A6, Nairobi


Computer Pride

Computer pride is among the oldest coding schools in Kenya and offers training in C#, Android, Java SE, among others.

You can join your chosen program at the start of the month (intakes are every month).

Computer Pride contacts

Location: JKUAT Tower, 1st Floor, Kenyatta Avenue.



AFRALTI (African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute)

This is another option if you’re looking for quality Python training in Nairobi.

The college is located in an accessible location in Nairobi CBD and you’ll meet a team of super-friendly instructors.

You can also enroll at the main campus in Westlands, Nairobi.

They also have part-time classes.

Pro-Tip:  Python is so simple and it’s the best language for beginners

AFRALTI Contacts


  • Town campus: Kimathi Hse, along Kimathi street, Opp. New Stanley Hotel, 3rd Floor, Room 305
  • Main campus: Waiyaki Way, next to Nairobi Water Company offices in Westlands.



Coding classes for kids in Nairobi

Learn to code is a great way of expanding your kid’s creative thinking and will help him/her become a problem solver.

Some of the coding schools in Kenya have kids-oriented coding classes and you can consider paying for him/her over school holidays.

There are also several coding clubs in Kenya and free coding bootcamps offering introductory programming for children.

Check out these coding schools:

Discovery Center Nairobi

Discovery offers exciting and interactive coding classes for kids in Nairobi with the aim of helping him/her develop a keen interest in science.

The programs are structured in such a way to nurture creativity, logical thinking, and mental persistence in kids (up to teens).

Fees for 2-week holiday programs is about shs.10000/- (please contact them to confirm).

Discovery Center contacts

Telephone: 0720 572303


Location: ICD Road-Off. Mombasa road.

Digikids Strathmore

Digikids holds fun-filled coding classes for kids at Strathmore University on Saturdays and holidays and could be a good choice if you want your dear ones to build interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.

Their programs target kids and teens between 6-17 years of age and you can even register your son/daughter for introductory robotics lessons.

Digikids strathmore contacts

Telephone: 0798 204 970/ 0732 843 818



Location: iLabAfrica Research Centre, Strathmore University.

Coding Schools in Kenya – Wrapping it up

There goes the coding schools in Kenya that can make your dream of becoming a successful apps developer come true.

Visit or contact them to get started in an app development course.

Please drop your question about the above-mentioned software schools in Kenya (if you have any) in the comments sections.


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