The Polytechnic is governed by a Council appointed by the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Education. The term of office of the Council is 3 years from the date of appointment.
The current Polytechnic Council was appointed in March 2023. It comprises the following members:
Functions of the Council
Section 6 of The Kenya Coast National Polytechnic Order, 2016 outlines the broad mandate of the Council as follows:
- The Council shall ensure that a proper management structure is in place and that the management maintains the corporate integrity, reputation and responsibility of the Polytechnic.
- The Council shall monitor and evaluate the implementation of strategies, policies, and management plans of the Polytechnic.
- The Council shall constantly review the viability and financial sustainability of the Polytechnic at least once in every year.
- The Council shall ensure that the Polytechnic complies with all the relevant laws, regulations, governance practices and accounting and auditing standards.