The rising of Zetech University traces its roots back to 1997 when Engineer Ken Mbiuki then an engineering student at the University of Nairobi established Zenith Technologies and started training ICT related short courses from his university hostel room. The word Zenith is of Greek origin and is used to characterize the concept of being ‘At the Very Top’.
In 1999, driven by huge demand for ICT training and other tertiary education courses, Zetech College was established from the direct incorporation of the words Zenith and Technologies. The college then embarked on a 15 year strategic blueprint manual that outlined the aspiration of attaining university status in 15 years.
In early 2013, the college entered the decisive phase towards achieving university status when it broke ground and steered the construction of the multi-million University Complex along Thika Road in Ruiru Town. After successful inspection by officials of the Commission of University Education, the college was awarded the letter of Authority to offer university programmes, consequently giving rise to Zetech University in August 2014.