UoN at 50: Our History

It is a time to celebrate. The University of Nairobi marks 50 years since it was transformed into the first national University in Kenya on July 1, 1970.

The University of Nairobi owes its origin to several developments in higher education within the country and the region. The idea of an institution for higher learning in Kenya goes back to 1947 when the Kenya Government drew up a plan for the establishment of a technical and commercial institute in Nairobi.

UoN don receives Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Prof. Iribe Mwangi, the Chairman, Department of Kiswahili and Prof. Mungai Mutonya of Washington University in St. Louis, have been awarded the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.

The collaborative proposal titled ‘Collaborative Research and Graduate Training and/or Mentoring: Interdisciplinary Focus on Language Contact‚ Migration‚ Innovation‚ and Identity’ is based in the linguistics field of studies.

Locals tighten grip on KCB as foreigners sell Sh11bn shares

Foreign investors have sold Sh11.34 billion shares in KCB Group

in the last two and half years, cutting their stake to a low of 16.36 per cent as local institutional investors tightened grip on Kenya’s top lender.

The bank’s latest shareholder profile dated June 2020 shows that foreign investors now hold 525.59 million shares.

This is in contrast with the 896.79 million shares or 29.25 per cent of the total that were in the hands of foreigners at the end of December 2017.