The establishment of the Hostel Department traces back to the History of the Kibabii University which was formalized by the Kenya gazette notice of 12th August 2011 as a constituent college of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology via Legal Notice No.115 of August 2011.

The Department operates in a 24 Hours service, Housekeepers during the day and Janitors work over the night. Hostel department is currently headed by Magret Waithaka-the Assistant Hostel Officer, 4 Housekeepers and 6 Janitors.

The Department is now using system software in its operations with effect from September 2015.

The new system allows the Hostel management to make blocks in hostels as per needs and administer boarding functionalities which include: