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.
1. Wangari Maathai
The first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.
2. William Ruto
Deputy President of Kenya, 2013 – Present (2016).
3. Musalia Mudavadi
Former Deputy Prime Minister 7th Vice-President of Kenya (2002 – 2003).
4. Apolo Nsibambi
Prime Minister of Uganda from 5 April 1999 until 24 May 2011.
5. Joyce Aluoch
Judge of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
6. Willy Mutunga
Chief Justice of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.
7. PLO Lumumba
Director of The Kenya School of Laws since the year 2014
Singer-songwriter, actress and entertainer. She was formerly signed to Ogopa Deejays, one of the leading music production and record labels in Kenya.
9. Maina Kiai
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
10. Erastus J. O. Mwencha
Former Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and current Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission