The University of Nairobi Alumni Association was launched in February 2005 and brings together graduates of the University to participate in governance and development of their alma mater as they socialize and network.

It all started when Dr. Betty Gikonyo, an alumni member of the University council, was challenged to chair a sub-committee on the launch of the alumni association.

The first task was to draw up the Association’s objectives and a draft constitution. The University of Nairobi formally allowed use of the names ‘University’ and ‘Nairobi’. The two names are protected by an Act of Parliament, hence the permission for use.

The process for registration was successfully completed. The launch committee was set up and immediately; they organized a breakfast meeting with the media to sensitize the country on the contributions of the University of Nairobi to Kenya’s development. The committee approached a few graduates of the University to act as interim officials on a voluntary basis.

This year the Association marks its eighth year of positive co-existence within the University of Nairobi where it has managed to touch the lives of many students as well as linking the alumni with the rest of the university.