Following the inspection and audit by the Council of Legal Education on August 7th 2014, the CLE has approved the grant of certificate of full accreditation of the School of Law–Parklands Campus, University of Nairobi for a period of 5 years.
The Dean School of Law would like to thank all who participated during preparation for the accreditation inspection.

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The School of Law, University of Nairobi is among five universities who will receive NOK 17, 906, 609 (Kshs. 236,000,000) in an Agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and the University of Zimbabwe (PTA No ZIB-13/0009) regarding the  South-North collaboration in the fields of higher education and research (the NORHED Programme) launched in 2013. The project will support Masters, PhD and research for capacity building in law faculties to mainstream gender, non-discrimination, human rights and socio-economic rights frameworks and analysis into the application and administration of the law. Other universities in this project are the University of Oslo, University of Zambia and the University of Malawi.

The School of Law will receive a total of NOK 3,696,040 (Kshs. 48,000,000) between 2014 and 2019.

The main purpose of the grant is to strengthen the capacity among academic staff members at the partner law schools/faculties to review, revise and integrate the right to gender equality, and non-discrimination and relevant social and economic rights into courses taught through revision of programmes and courses; production of new literature focusing on gender mainstreaming, developing for standards of equality and non-discrimination and relevant socio-economic rights through research which is published.

The project’s specific (sub-) outcomes include:

1.    Law school/faculty curricula at partner universities at all levels reformed with human rights, socio-economic right, non-discrimination, equality and gender as core elements.

2.    Academic staff at partner institutions with strengthened academic, research and teaching capacity able to engage with high levels of legal and academic skills in the international arena with special emphasis on gender equality, non-discrimination and relevant socio-economic rights.

3. Targeting specially recruited masters’ students from groups experiencing discrimination on multiple grounds, such as the intersections of gender, ethnicity or disability to participate equally with other students at the Southern & Eastern Africa Research Centre on Women’s Law.

4.    Knowledge transfer between South-South and South-North institutions.

5. Availing ICT equipment and developing policies and systems to ensure sustainable capacity to educate and research at partner law schools/faculties.

6. Administrative and financial systems improved and developed to meet academic, teaching and research requirements.

Outputs/expected results/products

1. Undergraduate legal education (LLB) incorporates courses with human rights, socio-economic rights, gender equality and non-discrimination standards. Postgraduate courses and short courses updated with revised curriculum on human rights, socio-economic rights, gender equality and non-discrimination standards.

2.    Increase in the number of academic staff at partner institutions with Masters and PhDs.

3.    Academic staff remain at partner universities because of increased academic recognition and opportunities through upgrading of qualifications.

4.    Relevant and high quality research on human rights, socio-economic rights, and gender equality and non-discrimination standards conducted and published at partner institutions.

5. Lecturer and student exchange between partner institutions.

6.    Appropriate infrastructure, policies and systems to ensure sustainable capacity to educate and research.

7.  Administrative and financial systems up to date and adequate.

Inputs to facilitate attainment of project objectives include:

Appropriately qualified academic staff.
 Computer applications for e-learning platforms
 Software upgrades and equipment maintenance - ad hoc
 Internet - high speed broad band for all partners - including maintenance and subscriptions
 Library books - e-book subscriptions
Journal subscriptions - including e-journals
Student scholarships - including airfares, accommodation, subsistence, book allowances.
Child care and related support for mothers with young children
Academic staff supported by NORHED airfares, hotel and subsistence
Student medical aid support
Administrative support staff
Equipment for disabled students - as required
Printing and stationery supplies


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Dear all,


The Dean School of Law has released the graduation list. The same has also forwarded to the Kenya School of Law.

To View the List Click here..


Welcome and congratulations for being in the Dean's List.

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The University of Nairobi School of Law hosted the 23rd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Nairobi from 1st to 7th September 2014. This was in conjunction with the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria. This was the first time the competition was being held in Kenya. Approximately 47 universities across Africa represented by 94 students and 47 Law Professors participated in the Competition.


Each institution conducted qualifying rounds for its students. The winning teams then gathered in Nairobi for the preliminary Round. The University of Nairobi was represented by Eva Kimani and Maureen Wanjiru Mwangi who emerged top during the qualifying rounds at the University. Participants from each participating institutions were then required to prepare their submissions and argue their case before a simulated international court. The best two teams in each language, English, French and Portuguese, then proceeded to the finals.


University of Nairobi and Université Gaston Berger Saint-Louis du Sénégal proceeded to the final against the combined team of University of Pretoria & Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire. The judges in the

final round were Commissioner Zainabo Sylvie Kayitesi (Rwanda), Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Rwanda; Justice Johann Kriegler (South Africa)

Former Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa;     Dr David Padilla (U.S.A.)

Former Assistant Executive Secretary of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights,Justice Willy Mutunga (Kenya) Chief Justice of Kenya, President of the Supreme Court of Kenya and Justice Elsie Thompson (Nigeria) Judge

of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights. 


The combined team from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and the Université Gaston Berger Saint-Louis du Sénégal , who argued for the Applicant, emerged the winners of the 23rd African Human Rights Moot Court competition.



We salute our team for the job well done!


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LEFT:Prof Patricia Kameri-Mbote,chair of the Task Force on Realignment
of the ICT Sector with the constitition hands over the report of the task
force to ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i. With them are ICT PS
Jopseph Tiampati,CIC chairman Charles Nyachae  and Attorney General Prof.
Githu Muigai. **RIGHT**:CA chairman Ngene Gituku addressing the event.*

The task force appointed to realign ICT sector policies with the
constitution handed in its report on Monday, with recommendations for
further engagement on remaining issues.

The team chaired by university don Prof Patricia Kameri-Mbote was tasked
specifically develop policies and legislations that would operationalize
article 34 and 35of the constitution.

The Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Act 2013 and the Media
Council of Kenya Act are some of the outcomes of the Task Force.

Speaking when receiving the report, ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred
Matiang’i said much ground has been covered in supporting the ICT sector
including the enactment of the National ICT Master Plan, the National
Broadband Strategy, the National Cyber Security Master Plan and the
National Cyber Security Framework, recently  launched by President Uhuru
Kenyatta at the CA Centre.

Dr. Matiang’i also revealed that discussions are on-going with players in
the media sector to find ways of addressing challenges facing the sector.

Three media houses have gone to court to challenge the digital migration
and the constitutionality of the Kenya Information and Communications Act

‘‘An impression of instability and inconsistency is being created in this
sector. The challenges of transition, require that we engage in constant
discussion mindful of the fact that if we don’t and we continuously spend
our time in conflict, we will destroy the sector in the long run,’’
stressed Dr. Matiang’i.

Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai said the Government is committed to
freedom of the media and as such, the Freedom of Information Bill and the
Data Protection Bill will soon be presented to cabinet for consideration.

Also in attendance was CIC chairman Charles Nyachae, CA chairman Ngene
Gituku, the DG Francis Wangusi.


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