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UON Marks Tree Planting Day

Caption: H.E. Saad Maandi,Algerian Ambassador waters a tree he planted while Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences looks on.

Every year, the University of Nairobi conducts a tree planting exercise as part of its efforts to conserve the environment to mitigate against adverse effects of climate change.

Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) led guests, UoN staff and students and the public in planting trees at the Veterinary Farm in Kanyariri. The chief guest of honour was Algerian Ambassador H.E. Saad Maandi.

Faculty Of Agriculture Hands Over Bean Breeder Seeds To Kenya Seed Company

Mr. Azariah Soi, the General Manager, Simlaw Seed Company, a constituent company, of the Kenya Seed Company receives 800 kilogrammes of white label breeders seed of two bean varieties, Kenya Red Kidney and Miezi Mbili, from Prof. Agnes Mwang'ombe, principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS). The seed varieties were developed by the Faculty of Agriculture.

One of the greatest challenges for seed companies in Kenya and Africa is accessing breeders or foundation seed for certified seed production. To address this issue, University of Nairobi’s Seed Company (UNISEED) in collaboration with the Seed Enterprise Management Institute (SEMIs) project, has embarked on breeder seed production of bean varieties bred by scientists at the University.

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Hosts Senegalese Delegation

Regional Universities Integration: Enhancing Partnership between Senegal and Kenya through the University of Nairobi and Virginia Tech.

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), University of Nairobi, is hosting an international delegation from Senegal together with members of USAID and Education and Research in Education (ERA) project.

The aim of the one week visit is to explore collaborative partnership opportunities with institutions in Kenya and foster the advancement of the knowledge frontiers for improvement of livelihoods.

Prof. Micere Githae Mugo Launches Book at UON

‘Do not let other people shape you. Protect your own space’ is the message she had for the many people who attended her Public Lecture and book launch at University of Nairobi.

Prof. Micere Githae Mugo launched her book in a well attended event formalized by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Hon. Martha Karua, Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai, among others.

Prof. Micere is a distinguished writer, scholar and professor of literature at Syracuse University in the USA. Back in the 80s she was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UoN making her the first female dean in Kenya.

University Of Nairobi Students Emerge Among The Top In The Safaricom Inter-University Online Customer Care Competition

Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile service provider initiated an inter-university competition for university students pursuing journalism as their future career.

The initiative required Journalism students from the different universities to form groups of a maximum of 5 individuals and come up with a Video advert that would promote the Safaricom online customer care services. Some of the Universities participating in the competition include our very own, The University of Nairobi, Daystar University, Kenyatta University, USIU among others.


UoN Lecturer publishes book on M-PESA

Tonny K. Omwansa, a lecturer at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi and Nicholas P. Sullivan a fellow at the Fletcher School in USA have published "Money, Real Quick", a book on M-PESA and MobileMoney.

The book expounds on the innovation, the execution and impact of M-PESA, the mobile money service operated in Kenya by Safaricom and is now available in several other countries, including Tanzania and South Africa.

The nine chapter book is based on an extensive field work and provides a comprehensive, easy to read broad-range narrative of a technological innovation being exported from Africa.

Prof. Kaimenyi Elected as a Fellow of the International Dentists Body


rof. Jacob Kaimenyi(2nd right)  with colleagues during the International College of Dentists function held in Accra, Ghana, early this year.Prof. Jacob Thuranira Kaimenyi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs was elected as a fellow to the International College of Dentists to represent the African region. He was elected in a colourful ceremony held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, Ghana, early this year to become the first Kenyan to hold this position.  The occasion also served as an inaugural ceremony of the African Region of the International College of Dentists. 





 Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi(2nd right)  with colleagues during the International College of Dentists
function held in Accra, Ghana, early this year.