The Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University is Prof. Paul K. Wainaina, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor
History Of Kenyatta University
Founded in 1985, Kenyatta University, the third oldest public university in Kenya, is situated in Kahawa, North East of Nairobi, off the Nairobi-Thika Super-Highway.
The institution is deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with its rich history. As a public institution, KU (as the University is commonly referred to), has always been accessible to qualified persons who desire a good education. We provide our students from diverse local and international backgrounds excellent facilities and high quality programmes that give them a head-start in the world of work as highly skilled personnel and job creators. The facilities include a world-class library, well-equipped science and computer laboratories, sports and games pitches including a tartan athletics field and an Olympic size swimming pool, state-of-the-art language and fine art studios, and the impressive Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre, where young entrepreneurs with innovative projects are nurtured to scale up their ideas into viable spin-off companies.
Being a dynamic institution, Kenyatta University engages with the community, and is steadily elevating, through research and knowledge application, the quality of lives of people in the society. Kenyatta University is home to some of the world’s best scholars, researchers and experts in diverse fields. We pride ourselves in providing value-adding courses and experiences that complement academic programmes to produce individuals with skills that the global market needs.