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Former Israeli Supreme Court judge gives public lecture at UoN

In keeping with its tradition of hosting international discourse, the University of Nairobi, yesterday interacted with Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court on the  interesting topic  “Facing Special Challenges: The Supreme Court of Israel” held at at the University of Nairobi’s 8-4-4 auditorium. Justice Rivlin tracked the history of the Israeli constitution and pointed out some of the constitutional changes and challenges the country has gone through.

During the presentation, Justice Rivlin, took a thought-provoking approach where he compared and contrasted Israel’s and Kenya’s legal systems.  He commended Kenya for doing away with the independence constitution and bringing into realization a new constitution; something that the state of Israel has been unable to realize.

Varsity partners with Google

Caption: Prof. George Magoha, Vice Chancellor, UoN and Mr. Joseph Mucheru, the Google Sub-Saharan Africa Ambassador and Country Manager during the meeting.


The University of Nairobi (UoN) has entered into a partnership agreement with Google Kenya on the Google Apps Supporting Programs (GASP). This was revealed during a meeting presided over by Prof. George Magoha, Vice Chancellor, UoN, to mark the beginning of the GASP programme in the University.

Nobel Laureate, Sir John Sulston interacts with the UoN community

Sir John Sulston, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology/ Medicine 2002, yesterday gave a moving lecture dubbed ‘People and the Planet - how can we all live and flourish on a finite earth?’ at the University of Nairobi (UoN).

In his presentation, Sir John looked at the links between global population, consumption and the environment, and the implications for sustainable development. He said that the impact of the growing population and the growing consumption of resources by the richer countries is bringing us to the limits of what the earth can sustain. He said that population and consumption should be considered together as it is the combination of the two that determine the impact on a finite planet.

He called on different stakeholders to look into practical and sustainable solutions that will see the current population and consumption trend improve. He made reference to the recommendations made in the People and the Planet April 2012 report.

The event was joint venture by the UoN’s Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI), African Institute for development policy (AFIDEP), Network of African Science Academics (NASAC) and the Royal Society.

Graduation Ceremony for 1st Cohort UoN HIV Fellowship Programme


The University of Nairobi (UoN) HIV Fellowship programme was established in 2008 to build the capacity of indigenous Kenyans to run large scale HIV programmes.  The aim of the program is to provide Leadership and Management skills to professionals managing Health Programs in Kenya and support service delivery in partner institutions.

The Fellowship is funded by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW).  Within the University UNITID works closely with the Scholl of Business, School of Computing and Informatics, School of medicine, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Extramural Studies. The fellowship Programme prides itself in providing competency based training that creatively combines class based training with experiential learning and mentorship.