No, Mount Kenya University is not a public university. It is a private university.

Public universities are funded by the government and are open to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Private universities, on the other hand, are funded by tuition and fees and may have more selective admissions standards.

Mount Kenya University was founded in 1992 as a Christian-based institution. It is the largest private university in Kenya, with over 50,000 students enrolled at its campuses in Kenya and other countries. MKU offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, law, medicine, engineering, and education.

MKU is accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE), the highest regulatory body for universities in Kenya. MKU is also accredited by a number of other international bodies, including the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

If you are considering attending Mount Kenya University, you can be confident that your degree will be accredited and recognized by employers and other institutions around the world.