Message from the Director, Corporate Affairs

In order to achieve its objectives, it is imperative for the university to build trust and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders for mutual support. The University occupies a pre-eminent position locally and regionally and aspires to enhance its reputation as a world-class university and centre of scholarly excellence. The Directorate of Corporate Affairs will work with other directorates and schools to promote the corporate image of the University.

The value of business is in the image, hence our long- term goal of enhancing our  corporate image means building a strong corporate identity and reputation that will open more business opportunities and enhance corporate support for the University. The corporate environment has become increasingly competitive and unpredictable, but the University has exhibited strength and resilience in adapting to the changes.  The University is also gradually evolving from the status of a public entity reliant on exchequer funding to one that is self-sustaining. To achieve self-sustaining status, the University will need to restructure its business processes in a manner that will inspire stakeholders to support its development goals through enhanced funding. I have a strong conviction that together we can build an indisputably reputable brand.

John A. O. Orindi
Director, Corporate Affairs

Members of staff in the Directorate of Corporate Affairs


Our Vision is to be a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence.


Our Mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.

Core values

• Freedom of thought and expression
• Excellence
• Care
• Good governance
• Innovativeness and creativity
• Partnership and teamwork

Communication Objectives:

  • To increase global awareness of the University of Nairobi brand to achieve growth in enrollment of local and international students by 30% by 2022.
  • To improve University of Nairobi global ranking to top 500 best ranked Universities by the year 2022 through persuading 80% UoN scholars and students to publish in the revered journals.
  • To support revenue growth of the University by 20% in 3 years through value adding partnerships and collaborations.
  • To reduce negative perceptions on the university by 10% through proactive engagement with the stakeholders by 2022.
  • To secure a 50% increase on the number of positive mentions about the institution by the traditional and social media by June 2022.

Role of the Directorate of Corporate Affairs

  • Provide leadership in strategic communications.
  • Provide leadership and support to the University’s corporate functions
  • Promote the image (reputation) of the University
  • Promote and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with Government (including County governments) and corporate organizations
  • Promote change and innovation through timely response to the needs of the University community
  • Facilitate protocol services at the Chancellor and the Vice –Chancellor’s offices
  • Advise on public policy and administrative matters. 

Role of the Public Relations Office

The Public Relations Office is responsible for all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities.

Other tasks include:

  • Planning publicity strategies and campaigns
  • Addressing enquiries from the public, press, and other organizations
  • Organizing promotional events such as open days, exhibitions, tours, and visits
  • Coordinating media interviews, press conferences, and presentations
  • Providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and     current PR campaigns progress
  • Analyzing media coverage
  • Monitoring implementation of the  communication strategy
  • Commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
  • Liaising with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives
  • Providing in-house media support
  • Designing, writing and/or producing presentations, speeches, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in-house' journals, reports, publicity brochures, posters, and  information for websites and promotional videos and documentaries
  • Implementing the University’s social media strategy
  • Monitoring and managing customer feedback through E-mail, website, and social media platforms

International Office

The Directorate of Corporate Affairs also houses the international office where international students’ issues are handled.

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Members of staff in the Directorate of Corporate Affairs






John Orindi

Director, Corporate Affairs


Mariam Maina

Communications Officer



Teresia Mbugua

Web Communications  Officer

(College of Education and External Studies & College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences)


Frankline Sewe

Web Communications Officer

(College of Humanities and Social Sciences)


Dennis Omido

Web Communications Officer

(College of Health Sciences)


Eunah Njoroge

Web Communications Officer

(College of Biological and Physical Sciences)


Esther Nekesa

Web support Officer

(Central Units)


Martin Waringa

Web support Officer

(College of Architecture and Engineering)



Eric Chesoni

Administrator, International Students Office


Pamellah Asule


11 Njeri Muhoro Editor



Immaculate Kadikiny




Julius Thuranira

Office Assistant


Kevin Wamola

Coopted Photographer and  publications designer


Annual Reports





The University of Nairobi has state-of-the-art conferencing, banqueting and event facilities available for hire.

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The University of Nairobi in partnership with Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR UK), is dedicated to raising standards in public Relations in Kenya and globally. CIPR UK is the only professional body in the world that can grant Chartered PR practitioner status. The programme is housed in the Directorate of Corporate Affairs. 

Check out the CIPR programme here

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Contact us:
The Directorate of Corporate Affairs
University Towers, 17th Floor
P.O. BOX 30197 00100
Telephone:   +254 20491 3193