Brief History

Construction and Maintenance Department operated under Estates Department as a section until it it was separated in 2006 through a memo from Registrar Administration dated 20th March, 2006. Construction and Maintenance Department was previously known as Clerk of Works Division undertaking only development works while physical facilities were under Estates Department.

Construction and Maintenance Department is charged with the responsibility of maintaining existing physical facilities and developing new ones.

 

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Projects

The Department is charged with the responsibility of developing and managing new capital projects and maintaining the existing physical facilities.

In 2014, the department scheduled the following projects:

 

PROJECT

LOCATION

STATUS

University of Nairobi Towers

Main Campus

Complete

Kisumu Campus Complex Kisumu

On going

Partial completion of pharmacy Building

CHS, Kenyatta

On going
Construction of sewerage Plant

Lower Kabete campus

Proposed

Drilling and Equipping of boreholes Lower kabete/ Upper kabete/CCU Completed
Partial completion of Lower Kabete Halls of Residence Lower Kabete Proposed
Library at Kenya Science Campus Kenya Science Campus Proposed
Construction of SEMIs Laboratory and seeds plan Upper Kabete Campus

On going

Refurbishment of Taifa Hal Main campus Proposed
Lift installation at Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library Main Campus

Proposed

Drilling of Borehole at Dental Schoo Dental School Proposed
Extension of IDIS Building Main Campus Proposed
Vertical extension of Library at Chiromo Chiromo Campus

Proposed

Vertical extension of Engineering Block

Main Campus

Proposed
Construction of Human Anatomy Annex Chiromo

Proposed

 

 

STRATEGIC ISSUES

Development of state of the art physical facilities that support the core functions is hampered by PPOA regulations. Some urgent requests and issues take unnecessarily long to address.

It is difficult to attract and maintain high caliber and qualified staff due to lack of motivation and low emoluments offered.

The department is in dire need of facilitation for maintenance traveling and communication and office expenses to achieve optimum supervisory levels.

There is need to employ more staff, both professionals and other skilled manpower so that the department can be more efficient in service delivery.

FUTURE PROJECTIONS

The department intends to attract and maintain high caliber and qualified staff to enable us meet the requirements of developing state-of-the-art physical facilities that support the core functions of the University.

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