Latest News & Announcements

Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022

The University of Nairobi and Government of Kenya in partnership with UNESCO and UN Women and other partners invite you to the commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022 on Thursday, December 1, 2022. This year's theme is Equalize! Activities for the day include : Launch of Gender Desk at the University Health Services (UHS), A procession from UHS to Taifa Hall and a FREE Medical camp at the Great Court.

Plant Science and Crop Protection Annual General Meeting and Welfare Party to Senior Staff

The Department of Plant Science and Crop protection held a successful annual general meeting and a welfare party on 18th  November, 2022. The Senior members of staff who have retired from the department got a chance to celebrate with their colleagues. Good words of wisdom from these members motivated and gave hope to their colleagues who were so happy and were encouraged to commit in their respective places of work

Pathways to Food and Nutrition Security in Kenya: The Role of Genetically Modified Organisms

On 3rd October 2022, Kenya’s cabinet under the leadership of his Excellency President Dr. William Samoei Ruto lifted the 10-year ban on importation of GMOs. Opinion is divided on the move to lift the ban. The proponents have welcomed the move as a long overdue intervention to address food and nutrition security. On the other hand, the opponents are more sceptical about the GMOs positive impact – they are concerned about the health and environmental threats they pose.


On 5th of October 2022. A group of students from Karima Girls High School  from Nyandarua county, Nyandarua South Sub-County visited the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection for an academic tour. Their area of interest were tissue culture,milking machine,livestock breeds,farm tools, equipment and machinery  and livestock management practices. They were received by the Head of the Department Prof. James Muthomi , Chief Technologist Mr. Willy Chebii and Technologists from the Department.


The Dean of Students Office has received cases of students who are unable to register due to financial challenges. 

The Office is appealing to staff, students, alumni and well-wishers to support the needy students achieve their dreams through



MPESA PAY BILL NO: 40 61 619

A/C NAME: Needy Students

Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Study Findings – Homegrown School Meals Program

On 29th July 2022, the Faculty of Agriculture hosted a virtual workshop to share the findings of a study on Food Quality Management and Loss Assessment in Value Chains linked to the Homegrown School Meals Program (HFSMP). The study was funded through a collaborative agreement between the University of Nairobi and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The University of Nairobi research team led by Prof.

Call for application: PhD Scholarship in participatory risk mitigation of aflatoxin contamination in maize; Evidence based approaches

A consortium of the Technical University of Denmark, University of Nairobi, Chuka University, Africa Centre for Technology Studies, Kenya Bureau of Standards, and East African Grain Council is awarding a three-year Ph.D. scholarship in Food Safety and related discipline. The scholarship is available for students of all nationalities and will be undertaken in one of the partner academic institutions in Kenya.

The research area of focus