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Stakeholder consultation workshop on data protection regulations

The Kenya Data Protection Act, 2019 was enacted on the 25th November 2019 and is currently the Law on all matters that deal with Data privacy and protection.

The office of the Data protection commissioner has been drafting regulations regarding access and processing personal information, specifically about organizations that may want that information to actualize responses to, and research on, the pandemic, including data requests by innovators and researchers, to give effect to the right to privacy as it relates to the protection of personal information among other regulations. The regulations are:

Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021
These regulations set out the procedures for enforcement of the rights of the data subjects as well as elaborating on the duties and obligations of Data Controllers and Data Processors.

Data Protection (Compliance and Enforcement) Regulations, 2021
These regulations outline the compliance and enforcement provisions for Data Commissioner, Data Controllers and Data Processors. 

Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021
These regulations define the procedure that will be adopted by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in registering Data Controllers and Data Processors as per the Data Protection Act.

The office of the Data protection commissioner is currently in the public participation phase and is inviting comments from the general public. To this end, the comments from the University community are being collected here: Click here to give comments

It is an anonymous exercise and no personal data is being collected.

Kindly give your comments by 10th May 2021.


Filing of Income Tax Returns for year 2020

Income Tax Returns for the year 2020 are due for filing with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on or before 30th June, 2021.

To facilitate filing of employee individual returns, the University of Nairobi has already sent to staff University email addresses, the 2020 PAYE TAX CARD (P9A form).

Please file your individual tax returns on-line in time to avoid the penalties that go with late filing by visiting the Kenya Revenue Authority website and following the steps as guided.

In case of any clarification, please send an email to

Library Online Open Week

The Library Department invites you to the 7th Library Open week scheduled from April 14- 16, 2021.

The Open Week will showcase the electronic information resources, services and facilities accessible to the University community. A key resource in particular is the remote access facility which allows students to access electronic reading material from anywhere at any time. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this is a convenient innovation.

The theme for this year's Open Week is “Open Access & Academic Integrity for a Knowledgeable Society.”

This year's event is geared towards the realization of the library’s mission to provide quality information services that will empower the University in carrying out its core activities of teaching, learning, research, and community services/consultancy.

Please follow the link below to join the 3-day-event.

Research articles and policy briefs to publish on corporate websites

We request all staff and postgraduate students to send their policy briefs,  research  and feature  articles for publishing on the corporate website. We have  sections on research and news where we have of late published a number of  articles  and stories that have received impressive hits.

The platform is bound to give contributors publicity and visibility in terms of citations. Your regular contributions will  no doubt  add value to our website.

We look forward to receiving your articles in any area of interest.


All Graduates of the 64th Congregation for the conferment of Degrees and award of Diplomas held on December 11, 2020 are requested to collect their certificates from the University of Nairobi Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus starting from Monday January 25, 2021 to Friday March 10, 2021.

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Gates Foundation grant opportunities for Farmers

Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for smallscale producer (SSP) entrepreneurs delivered through bundled farmer services and enabled by scalable digital and data platforms. Solutions should address one or more challenges faced by smallscale crop and livestock producers in one or more areas of agricultural advisory, farm management decision support, input supply, finance, insurance, market access and linkages. Solutions should use human-centered design to elucidate the barriers that prevent SSPs from improving productivity, profitability and income – then propose Smart Farming solutions that can help elevate smallscale production entrepreneurs. Some of the fundamental challenges to address include: 1) low productivity driven by lack of access to information and services; climate change, weather variability and pest and disease outbreaks; 2) lack of access to tailored financial and insurance products, and 3) lack of access to and choice of market and offtake options. Additionally, solutions will need to consider barriers to adoption of digital farmer services, such as low language and digital literacy, the high relative cost of services and devices and, in particular, gender gaps and other potential downsides of digital solutions (e.g. the growing digital divide).

Awards: There are two grant types – Seed Grants and Scale-Up Grants – each with its own requirements. Applicants can only apply for one of these grant types must select which level for which they are applying (proposal should not be submitted for both grant types).

Follow the link below to read more and apply


We shall be receiving applications online for the 2020/2021 academic year and the deadline is Friday October 30,2020.

Please scan the duly filled Staff Training and Development Fund (STDF) form, admission letter and current appointment letter and email to

Attached,please find the circular for more information.


Good morning all.

This is to kindly remind those of you who have not yet re-submitted the above mentioned forms to send them to the Registrar, Administration on or before Friday September 11, 2020.

A memo to this effect is attached for your reference.

Thank you.



Online sensitization on anxiety and stress management during the THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This is to invite you to the online sensitization on anxiety and stress management during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday August 13,2020 from 9.00am to 10.00am.The training will be conduted by resource persons from Integrated Counseling and Education Centre (ICEC).

Please join the forum using the link below;




Appeal for support of UON needy students fund Appeal for support of UON needy students fund

The Office of the Dean of Students has received numerous requests for support from our needy students to help them cope with life and learning at home during this Covid-19 period. A team from the Office of the Dean of Students met and brainstormed on the various students’ needs, how to meet the needs and how to logistically distribute the support received.

The team identified three key needs that students require support in:

§  Material needs – food and nonfood items

§  Technological needs – smart phones, tablets and laptops for eLearning

§  Financial needs – school fees and money for upkeep

Join us in supporting the UoN Needy Students Fund by donating material items or sending your donation to purchase a care package through

M-PESA PayBill No.:  303030 (Absa) | Account:  203 471 5907 (UoN)

Care Packages are also welcome and can be dropped off at the following locations (more details on the poster)

§  Nairobi Campus– Office of the Dean of Students: Main Campus, Gandhi Wing – Room G8

§  Mombasa Campus – Office of the Director Mombasa Campus, UniPlaza – Moi Avenue

§  Kisumu Campus - Office of the Director Kisumu Campus, UoN Plaza – J. Oginga Road

Your kind support will help touch a heart and meet the needs of our students.