|Date||Event/Activity||Venue||Chief Guest||Remarks||Source||Photo||Video URL|
|1951-09-11||Issuance of Royal Charter||
Establishment of Royal Technical College of E.A
|1953-06-11||Appointment of first Principal of the College||
|1956-04-23||Admission of first students||RTCEA|
|1956-07-12||Opening of Gandhi Memorial Academy||Dr. S. Radhakrisnah.|
|1956-10-24||Opening of the College||Great Court||H.R.H. Margaret Thatcher
|1964-11-06||First graduation ceremony in Nairobi||Great Court||Dr. Nyerere,
Chancellor of the University.
|1965-06-08||Establishment of Institute of Development Studies (IDS).||
It was established as a research institute in social and cultural studies.
|1967-11-20||1st series of Gandhi memorial lectures||Gloucester Hall||Dr. P.B. Gajendragadkar, V.C. Univ.of Bombay.|
|1970-12-10||Inauguration of the University of Nairobi.||Main Campus||The Chancellor, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta||
Kenya’s own University was formed.
|1978-11-24||A change of Guard. Installation of the Chancellor.||Main Campus||President, Moi||
President Moi became the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi.