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Martha Koome is the new Chief Justice

Justice Martha Koome has been appointed Chief Justice by President Uhuru Kenyatta following the National Assembly's approval. Justice Koome is the first woman in Kenya's history to hold the position.

As per to the gazette notice dated May 19, 2021, Justice Koome will head the Judiciary for a non-renewable 10-year term, succeeding David Maraga who retired in January this year.

7,000 trees planted on UoN grounds

The University of Nairobi in partnership with the Equity Group Foundation and the Kenya Forest Service facilitated a community tree planting exercise at the University of Nairobi’s Upper Kabete Campus on Tuesday May 18th, 2021.

Equity Group Foundation donated about 7,000 trees which were planted in identified grounds at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services and the Wangari Maathai Institute. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, tree planting is now viewed as a necessary exercise to promote the production of oxygen.

City-wide Tree Planting Exercise

They say that little strokes feel big oaks.

When the Central Committee on National Cohesion and Values mooted a tree planting exercise, little did the organising committee believe that it would morph into a university wide exercise.

The Tree Planting, scheduled for  Tuesday May 18, 2021, has garnered support  from the Equity Bank Group who are supplying 5,000 seedlings , and the Kenya Forestry Services, who are providing the  technics for tree planting including species selection and placement.


The Chief Internal Auditor Mr. Kenneth Gitau with Mr. Samuel Karanja an audit staff joined Management and Partners in Tree planting exercise in  Mathai Intitute in College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) during the tree planting exercise on Tuesday,18 May 2021. 


The University of Nairobi wishes to inform the following groups of students that the resumption dates of the 2020/21/22 Academic are as follows:


A. TO RESUME MONDAY, 10th May 2021


   i. College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences 


–    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, BVM Years I-III(3 weeks)

–    Faculty of Vet. Medicine, BVM Years IV & V (6 weeks)       

 -    B.Sc. Leather Science & Technology Year I-IV(3 weeks)       

Papal Dias - A National Monument

On April 30, 2021, the University community received news that the Papal dais, located at the University of Nairobi’s Chancellors Court, had been declared a national monument.  The information was contained in Gazette Notice Number 40114, signed by Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary, Amb. Amina Mohammed. According to the notice, the site was found to have historical value and would be protected.

University of Nairobi Prizes - Celebrating Academic Excellence

The University of Nairobi is set to hold a prize presentation ceremony for students with outstanding academic performance on Friday May 7, 2021 at Taifa Hall. The prizes are in form of certificates, money, trophies and medals provided by donors to departments and faculties, schools and institutes to recognise and award top academic achievers amongst the student fraternity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out

The University Health Services has now been registered as a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre by the Ministry of Health and the Nairobi County Government, through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

The Vaccination will commence on Thursday April 8, 2021 at 8.30AM outside of the Main Students Clinic. It should be noted that the University Vaccination Centre will be required to observe Government prioritization guidelines and to comply with COVID-19 health protocols. In this regard, the following categories of the priority target groups will be eligible: