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2013/2014 Performance Contract Evaluation

The Library Department took part in the Performance Contract evaluation for the year 2013/2014. The exercise was held on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at the Central Catering Unit (CCU). The Department was led by the Director, Library and Information Services; Dr. Sophia Kaane.

French lecturers receive training on E-Resources

Lecturers of the French Department outside UNES Consultancy Unit after being trained on how to access E-Resources using the relevant databases subscribed to by the Library.
The training was facilitated by Library staff who also gave a brief sensitization on issues of plagiarism, open access, and University of Nairobi Institutional Repository.


Library hosts high school students.

About 200 bright and needy students sponsored by The Edumed Trust visited the library as part of their educational tour on 22nd August 2014. The students were selected from different schools all-over the country. The students were briefed on library services in an exercise held at Maktaba Hall, JKML. Later, they were given a guided tour of the library facility.

MBA September 2014 intake orientation.

The Library Department took part in the orientation for Master of Business
Adminstration(MBA)september 2014 intake.The exercise was held on Thursday
21st august, 2014 at 8-4-4 complex.They were introduced to the library
resources available and shown how to access them.

The Director of Library and Information Services signs Performance contract for the financial year 2014/2015

The performance contract was entered into between the University of Nairobi Management Board and the Library Department. The exercise was held on Thursday, 21 August at the Council Chamber.

The Director of Library and Information Services committed to meeting library target set for the year 2014/2015.

The department will be required to defend the performance contract for 2014/2015 by the end of the fiscal year.


About East Africana Section

East Africana section is located on the third floor of Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library (JKML). The section stocks materials on East Africa in general and Kenya in particular. The collection is enriched by the higher degree theses and dissertations of the University of Nairobi as well as relevant ones submitted elsewhere

Kenya Land Commission Evidence, 1933

This is the report of the Kenya Land Commission: September, 1933, Evidence and Memoranda.

It contains data on Masai Province, Ukamba Province, Northern Frontier Province, Turkana Province, Rift valley province and Nzoia Province.

A copy of this report is available in our archival collection.


Today we feature the official record of the Archbishop of Canterbury's tour of Kenya.

Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury (1945 - 1961) first visited Kenya in 1955 on a tour to meet the local Anglican faithful.

The official record of events was published and is a part of our archival collection.


UoN Chancellor, Dr. V. Rattansi tours Mwai Kibaki Library

The Chancellor, University of Nairobi Dr. Vijoo Rattansi on 04/08/2014 toured  Mwai Kibaki Library during her visit to the School of Business. She was accompanied
by the University's top management.

The aim of the tour was to enable Dr. Vijoo familiarize herself with the School’s location and general activities since her appointment as the Chancellor.


August 9 was first proclaimed International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations in 1994 to promote and protect the rights of the world's Indigenous population. This day also commemorates the achievements and contributions that Indigenous people make in the world. August 9 also marks the first time the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations met in Geneva in 1982.

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