In 1970, the University College Nairobi transformed into the first national university in Kenya and was renamed the University of Nairobi.
As one of the biggest university in the country, the university tops in Kenya’s university ranking and is ranked 7th in Africa and 1698 in the world according to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
Here is a list of the most successful “UoNs” ranging from a Nobel peace price laureate to entertainment icons.
11. Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid
Fashion model, actress and entrepreneur.
12. Anne Waiguru, Cabinet Minister
The first Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning. Anne has managed to be among the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya.
13. James Aggrey Bob Orengo
He was Minister of Lands from 2008 to 2013, and he has served in the Senate of Kenya since 2013.
14. M. G. Vassanji
One of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Vassanji has been nominated for the Giller Prize for best work of fiction in Canada three times, winning twice. He has also been awarded the Commonwealth Regional Prize (Africa), and the Governor-General’s Prize for nonfiction.
15. Joshua Oigara
The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Commercial Bank Group.
16. Evans Kidero
Governor of Nairobi county.
17. James Mwangi
Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited, the banking conglomerate with the largest customer base on the African continent.
18. James Shikwati
Economist and Director of the Inter Region Economic Network who promotes freedom of trade as the driving solution to poverty in Africa. The World Economic Forum named Shikwati among the 250 Young Global Leaders of 2008.
19. Dr. Ida Odinga
She became the managing director of the East African Spectre, a liquified gas cylinder manufacturing company, in 2003, becoming one of the first women to head a major Kenyan corporation. The wife of Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya.
20. Martha Karua
Former minister of Justice.
21. David Mathenge
David Mathenge better known by his stage name Nameless, is a Kenyan pop artist.