About HKMU - HKMU Logo
The Logo of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University is designed in accordance with an academic tradition that is followed by all Universities. It comprises three elements: a shield, a base, and a motto contained in a scroll
THE SHIELD is the central and most prominent feature of the logo. It contains a symbol of the sun radiating light that guides and energizes the institution, and an open book. The sun and the book are joined together into an integrated element that is suspended in a chlorophyll-green field. The green colour symbolizes the University’s aspirations towards generating highest levels of productivity, efficiency, and quality services to society.
THE BOOK which is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom, represents the University as an institution of higher learning, and symbolizes its commitment to highest levels of scientific inquiry. The left page of the book shows three supporting pillars that represent the University’s motto, as inscribed on the scroll: training, service, and research. The central element of the book shows a snake that reminds one of the bronze serpent of biblical Moses, which provided life and healing to those who looked upon it. This signifies the core business of the University, which is directed towards generating hope and a brighter future to the trainees and to the community, as inscribed on the right page of the book. This is through offering excellent training to the students, and rendering highest quality medical services to society. The light from the sun, and also from the book, symbolizes the enlightenment to society that the University brings.
THE BASE that encapsulates the University’s motto also carries an important historical fact on the year when the University was established. Its navy- to sky blue colour background, symbolizes the spirit of peace, harmony, and tranquility, that the University will always strive to sustain, which is a prerequisite to its healthy development.
THE GOLD colour that connects the shield and the supporting base, symbolizes the University’s commitment to superior quality in all its endeavours, its adherence to standards of excellence towards fulfilling its mission and vision, and its unwavering determination towards achieving highest levels of competitiveness, responsiveness, and professionalism.