Is Diploma in Plumbing marketable in Kenya


Plumbing used to be underrated career in Kenya but it’s among the most marketable courses to pursue in the country at the moment. If you scored C plain to C-,one of the courses to think of pursuing is plumbing. It’s offered in many colleges and universities across the country and takes less than 2 and half years to complete.

The good thing about this course is that you don’t have to be employed by anyone, move around homes to look for work. Once you are known, you will not sweat out to look for work, people will be calling you.

Every new building in towns and cities needs the work of plumbers. To do plumbing for an entire building, you’ll charge Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 300,000 depending on the size of the house and level of work. In a month, you can do plumbing on more than 5 buildings. There are also minor plumbing jobs you will be getting that will pay you Ksh 500 to Ksh 5,000 per task.

Few years ago, Kenyans didn’t bother to pursue a course in plumbing, it was seen as a dirty course. But at the moment, it’s one of the best paying professions in Kenya. Plumbers are on high demand but those who have pursued the program are few.

Plumbing salary in Kenya

A plumber makes Ksh 40,000 to Ksh 300,000 per month in Kenya depending on the number of tasks he gets. The more experienced a plumber is, the higher the amount of money he makes. You will only struggle for the first few years of graduation. After 3 to 5 years, you’ll easily get tasks.

To grow as a plumber, you have to be honest and also do your work perfectly. Don’t go to your client’s home and start stealing items.

Best colleges to pursue diploma in plumbing in Kenya

Thika Institute of Business Studies

Diploma in Plumbing

Course Features

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Level: Diploma

Examiner: Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC

Duration: 2 Years

Minimum Requirement: KCSE C-

Jodan College of Technology


Tream Institute of Technology

Requirements—C- and above

Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Requirements—c- and above

Kabete National Polytechnic

Entry Requirements—C- and above

    Mombasa Industrial Training Centre, Mombasa 

     National Industrial Vocational Training Centre, Nairobi 

Kirinyaga university college town campus Kirinyaga university college town campus, Karatina 

Entry requirements

-A minimum of C- in KCSE or

-A plumbing certificate from a recognized institution

Course duration

-3 years

Mode of study

-full time