Kenyatta University (Ku)

By | April 17, 2019

Kenyatta University (Ku), When you come to Kenyatta University,you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and serene surrounding conducive to academic and intellectual growth.

Kenyatta University is home to some of the world’s top scholars, researchers and experts in diverse fields. We pride ourselves in providing high quality programmes that attract individuals who wish to be globally competitive. To achieve this, we have invested heavily in infrastructure and facilities to offer our students the best experience in quality academic programmes under a nurturing environment in which our students learn and grow.

Kenyatta University is one of the leading universities in Kenya judging by the quality of our graduates. Our aim is not only to maintain this position, but to improve further and attain our vision of becoming a world-class university that is committed to quality and relevance.

What gives graduates of Kenyatta University a cutting edge over their peers is the University’s emphasis on practical hands-on knowledge and the skills training imparted to its students. Towards this noble end, Kenyatta University has established meaningful links with industrial partners, who guide the University on practical, professional requirements which need to be built into programmes at Kenyatta University.

As a result, the University’s courses give our graduates a distinct advantage in the workplace. Already, many of our graduates are exposed to new employment opportunities by accessing industrial attachments during their study, or through course related placements.


“To be a dynamic, an inclusive and a competitive centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and service to humanity. ”


“To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship,service, innovation and creativity and inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.”


“A community of scholars committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge and cultivation of wisdom for the welfare of society.”


“Sensitivity and responsiveness to societal needs and the right of every person to knowledge.” 


The objectives of Kenyatta University are to:

  • Promote the development and expansion of higher education opportunities through initiation of new programmes and alternative modes of delivery using, among others, modern technologies.
  • Enhance the level of participation in research, dissemination and preservation of knowledge for both academic and societal development.
  • Promote human resource development and proactive management practices, as well as good governance, to enhance service delivery.
  • Provide an environment that nurtures excellence and high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and community service.
  • Create equal opportunities for those qualified to pursue university education. Institutionalise quality assurance practices in planning, implementation and evaluation of the University’s core functions in order to meet the set goals.
  • Promote the development of the students welfare systems for the attainment of academic excellence and an all-round education.
  • Provide facilities in collaboration with other approved institutions for enhancing access to higher education

University Senate

 There shall be a Senate of the University which shall consist of:

  • The Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the Chairman;
  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
  • The principal of each constituent college;
  • The Deans of the faculties, institutes and schools;
  • The Chairman of the teaching departments of the University;
  • The Deans of the Faculties of each constituent college;
  • The Librarian;
  • One representative of each of the faculty boards appointed by that board from among its members;
  • The professors of the University;
  • Two members elected by the students’ organization; except that the members of the students’
  • Organization shall not be entitled to attend deliberations of the Senate on matters which are considered by the Chairman of Senate to be confidential and which relate to the general discipline of students, examination results, the academic performance of students and related matters;
  • Any other members as may be provided for in the statutes.

The Senate shall have the following powers:

  • To satisfy itself regarding the content and academic standard of any course of study in respect of any degree, diploma, certificate or other award of the University and to report its findings there on to the Council;
  • Subject to the Universities Act, to propose regulations to be made by the Council regarding the eligibility of persons for admission to a course of study;
  • To propose regulations to be made by the Council regarding the standard of proficiency to be gained in each examination for a degree, diploma, certificate or other award of the University;
  • To decide which persons have attained the prescribed standard of proficiency and are otherwise fit to be granted a degree, diploma, certificate or other award of the University;
  • To initiate proposals relating to the conduct of the University generally, and to discuss any matter relating to the University and to make representations thereon to the Council;
  • To make regulations governing such other matters as are within its powers in accordance with this Act or the statutes.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, the Council shall not initiate any action in respect of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of sub-section (2) except upon receipt of a report or proposal thereunder and the Council shall not reject any such report or reject or amend any regulations as proposed without further reference to the Senate.

Contact Information

General Enquiry 
Email:[email protected]
Kenyatta University 
P.O. Box 43844-00100 
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 4000/3000
 Public Relations P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3070/3073 
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected] 
AdministrationVice Chancellor
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3050/3051
Email: [email protected]
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Administration)
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3052/3053 
Email: [email protected]
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic)
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3054/3055 
Email: [email protected]
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Finance & Development)
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3056/3057 
Email: [email protected]
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research, Innovation & Outreach)
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3026
Email:  [email protected] 
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3058/3059 
Email: [email protected]
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3060/3061 
Email: [email protected]
Registar(Corporate Affairs)
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 4069 
Email: [email protected]
Registar(Research, Innovation & Outreach)
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3097 
Email:[email protected]
Chief Finance Officer
P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3064/3065 
Email: [email protected] 
Website Office P.O Box: 43844-00100
Tel: +254 20 870 Ext 3299
Email: [email protected] 
CampusesCity Campus
P.O BOX 43844-00100
+254 (0)716804173, (0)714437583
Email:[email protected]
Kitui Campus
P.O Box 410,
Tel: +254 20870 Ext 4950/4951 
E-mail: [email protected]Mombasa Campus
P. O Box 16778-80100, 
Tel:+254 20870 Ext 4900 
E-mail: [email protected]

Parklands Campus
P. O. Box 802-00600, 
Ngara, Nairobi
Tel:+254 20870 Ext 4800 
E-mail: [email protected]
Ruiru Campus
P O Box 67-00232
Tel:+254 20870 Ext 4850 
E-mail: [email protected]
Embu Campus
P.O. Box 1590-60100
Tel:+254 20870 Ext 4850 
E-mail: [email protected]
Nakuru Campus
P.O. 17952 – 20100
Tel: 0208704750/1
Email: [email protected]Nyeri Campus
P.O BOX 1030
Tel: +254 (0)714436383/(0)788589605
Email: [email protected]