Psychiatry/Mental Health​

The section of psychiatry believes in providing safe and comprehensive care to our patients ensuring the highest quality of patient care and safety. ​
  • An Inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry service.
  • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic mental health disorders.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to ensure excellent patient care and patient safety​.
  • ​Daily psychiatry outpatient clinic managing a variety of mental health disorders including, but not limited to, anxiety and mood disorders, dementia and psychoses​​. 

Co​ntact us

To book an appointment, please contact:

+254 (0) 111 011 888 / +254 (0) 730 011 888 

To book an appointment online click HERE

Meet our Doctors

Catherine Gitau

Senior Instructor, Section Head and Consultant Psychiatrist  at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi


  • MMed Psychiatry (University of Nairobi) 2013
  • MBBS (IMTU) 2005

Areas of Interest

  • Management of mental illnesses using evidence based pharmacological, psychological and physical treatments
  • Integration of mental healthcare at all levels of health care provision
  • Suicide prevention and psychosocial interventions to enhance mental wellbeing.
  • Addiction treatment and relapse prevention
  • Mental health research

Professional Association

  • Kenya Psychiatric Association
  • East Africa Young Psychiatrists Association
Dr Gitau is also a faculty at Aga Khan University.

Sarah Kiburi

Senior Instructor and Consultant Psychiatrist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi


  • MBChB, University of Nairobi, 2009
  • MMed (Psychiatry), University of Nairobi, 2016
  • Msc (Addiction Studies)-International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), 2018
  • International Certified Addiction Professional, ICAP Treatment-II, 2019

Areas of interest

  • Mental health advocacy
  • Addiction psychiatry

Professional association

  • Member, Kenya Psychiatrist Association
  • Member, International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)
  • Professionals (ISSUP)
Dr Kiburi is also a faculty at Aga Khan University.

Lukoye Atwoli

Professor, Dean - Medical College and Consultant Psychiatrist at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi


  • ​PhD (University of Cape Town) 2015
  • MMed Psych (University of Nairobi) 2006
  • Certificate in Disaster Mental Health (University of Hyogo) 2006
  • MBChB (Moi University) 2001

Areas of Interest

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • General hospital psychiatry
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Bioethics

Professional Associations

  • African Association of Psychiatrists (AAP)
  • African College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AfCNP)
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Bioethics Society of Kenya
  • International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP)
  • Kenya Medical Association (KMA)
  • Kenya Psychiatric Association (KPA)
  • World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
Prof. Lukoye is also a faculty at Aga Khan University, Read more about him HERE