UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

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History

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Since its inception the University of Nairobi has been governed by a cross section of Kenya’s leaders in the following management structure.

The Chancellors

 

2013 to present- Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 - 2013- Dr. Joseph B. Wanjui

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2003- H.E. Mwai Kibaki

3rd President of the Republic of Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

1978-2002 – H. E. Daniel T. Arap Moi

2nd President of the Republic of Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970-1978 – H. E. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta

1st President of the Republic of Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chairmen of Council

 

2013 to 2017- Dr. Idle Omar Farah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004- 2013- Dr.  John Simba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999- 2004- Prof. David P.S. Wasawo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995- 1998- Prof. Sam Ongeri

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983- 1995- Mr.  Lawrence Sagini

 

 

 

 

 

1980- 1983- Mr. William Odongo Omamo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972- 1979- Mr. B.M. Gecaga

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vice-Chancellors

 

 

2014 to present- Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 to 2014- Prof. George Magoha

 

 

 

 

 

2002- 2005- Prof. Crispus Makau Kiamba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991- 2002- Prof. Francis John Gichaga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985- 1991- Prof. Philip Muinde Mbithi

 

 

 

 

 

1978- 1985- Prof. Joseph Maina Mungai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971- 1978- Prof. Josephat Karanja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964- 1971- Arthur Porter

 

 

 

 

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors

 

1981- 1983- Prof. P.M. Mbithi

 

 

 

 

 

1978- 1980- Prof. Richard Musangi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975- 1978- Prof. Douglas Odhiambo

 

 

 

 

1973- 1975- Prof. Joseph Maina Mungai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970- 1973- Prof. Bethwell Ogot

 

 

 

 

 

1966-1968 - Prof. David P.S. Wasawo

 

 

 

 

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Administration and Finance

 

 

2014  - Prof. Bernard N.K. Njoroge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 to 2014- Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002- 2005- Prof. George Magoha

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998- 2002- Prof. Crispus Makau Kiamba

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994-1998- Prof. Raphael Muatine Mwanavu

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987-1994- Prof. Shem Wandiga

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985- 1987- Prof. Philip Githinji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983- 1985 - Prof. P.M. Mbithi

 

 

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Academic Affairs

 

 

2013 to present - Prof. Henry Mutoro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004- 2013- Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi

 

 

 

 

 

1994- 2004- Prof. Florida A. Karani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992- 1994- Prof. Onesmus Mutungi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991-1992- Prof. Francis John Gichaga

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989-1991- Prof. Nimrod Bwibo

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983-1989- Prof. Festo Mutere

 

 

 

 

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Student Affairs

 

2011 to present- Prof. Isaac Mbeche

 

 

 

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Research, Production and Extension

 

2011 to present- Prof. Lucy Irungu