HPSS has excellent facilities that suit all kinds of Training, Seminars, Conferences
and many other activities. Amenities include; Administration block with more than
twenty (20) offices and one conference room, A Teaching block with five (5) syndicate
rooms for breakaway discussions and three (3) lecture rooms which can hold up to
fifty (50) students, and five (5) accommodation blocks each can hold between 30
and 60 people.
The Headquarters houses the Headquarters element of HPSS as well as the Operations
and Administration Departments.
It has more than twenty offices and one conference room. Among these offices are
two main visiting staff offices for the purpose of group facilitators. It also has
PSO wing, SALW and DMRT. All the offices have internet facility. It has a beautiful
garden and large parking space.
The Teaching block has five syndicate rooms for breakaway discussion.
The rooms can sit between 20 and 50 depending on the sitting arrangement.
Each syndicate room has a computer, projector, telephone and other learning materials
like White board, Flip Boards, pin boards etc.
Aberdares Lecture Theater, which is the largest hall can accommodate up to 300 people.
It has PA system a full presentation kit i.e. Projector / Computer. Due to its size,
it is mostly used during opening/ closing ceremonies and other big events.
MT Kenya Conference is a well carpeted hall that can sit up to 140 people. Just
like the classrooms, it is well equipped with IT equipment and other learning aids.
It has wireless internet facility which enable learners do their research even during
a short break or when it necessary. The Directing staff room is also wonderful because
it gives course directors an easy time to plan their learning materials.
Lastly, we have the cyber cafe. It is always opened for learners and students to
do their research and other internet needs.
The HPSS dining facility has two wings; West wing and the East wing. The West wing
sits officers and can accommodate 132 persons at a go. The East wing is for juniors
and can takes 112 people. The above capacity can be doubled by de-conflicting meal
timings so as different groups eat at diverse times.
The dining facility boasts of modern kitchen equipment with top of the range working
and storage facilities, and professional staff. Meal set up is buffet system with
varied alternating menus by professional chefs. Meals are served three times a day
i.e. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and also two tea breaks a day.
It handles all kinds of functions and special occasions with different profiles
of personalities e.g. we have once done a luncheon for the vice president, course
closing ceremonies attended by the CGS, other functions attended by the British
Ambassador to Kenya and British Minister of Defense and lots of other functions
attended by significant persons from all over the world.
The village covers approx. 3 square Km. It has a network of all-weather tracks the
linking houses to the main track. A wooded area separates the village from the urban
training area and is used for various activities as part of the overall exercises.
Two smaller village areas are planned to be built to include a rebel compound and
a farmer’s village/manyata area. Work has started to roof more buildings with 5
completed so far.
To support training a store is equipped with rebel uniforms, military equipment,
police uniforms, dummy weapons and furniture for all buildings. Motorola hand held
radios are available to support the training. A group of experienced role players
trained to fulfill a variety of roles is available to add realism to field training
Comprehensive mapping of the village and surrounding area has been completed to
enhance training value. The complex is capable of catering for groups of up to company
strength (140 personnel) at any one time living in realistic conditions that can
be tailored to the type of unit or group carrying out training.