Prof. Stephen Kiama, has been officially installed as the eighth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, taking over from Prof. Peter Mbithi. During his installation in Taifa Hall, Main Campus on June 5, 2020, Prof. Kiama promised to institute reforms and steer the ship during in the turbulent waters.“The University of Nairobi faces tough times and we must act decisively. We need to institute reforms,” he said in his inaugural speech. “We need to institute financial reforms, governance reforms even as we make key decisions based on data. We need a data management system.
Kenyans have been in a state of panic since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).From a projects perspective, contractors have been a particularly worried lot, seeing as the pandemic has affected supply chains and their ability to meet their contractual obligations.The impact on projects is already being felt with funding, project delays and even requests for contract variation.
Almost nine in every 10 construction professionals have reported a drop in new project enquiries, an industry survey shows, highlighting the heavy toll of the Covid-19 pandemic.Another seven in every 10 have reported drop in communications or follow-ups on some of the ongoing projects.“Only 7.2 percent said ongoing projects remained unaffected as 30 percent reported stalls,” the report adds.The survey, which was conducted in April, involved 181 professionals in architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, construction project management and environm
The University of Nairobi is currently carrying out renovations to women's hostel located at SWA in particular hall 20.The scope of the works includes re-roofing works,external works ( Painting of external wall surfaces and Cabro works) & Internal works (painting of internal walls,plumbing works and carpentry works).The project is currently ongoing.
The Director, CRISS plus CoEHM,department of Clinical medicine and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences were given office space by the University of Nairobi Management for their USA Goverment funded project.The offices are situated at the Junction of Church Road and Mangu Gardens road,westlands.The supervision of alteration and renovation works of the existing office space to bring it to standard is being carried out by Construction & Maintenance Department and is currently ongoing.
The University of Nairobi in collaboration with the University of Leicester,recieved funding form Newton Utafity Fund, part of the funds was to be used in the establishment of a high quality, continiuos air quality monitoring station that will be the first of its kind in the region.This project will place the University of Nairobi at the center of AQ research in the region and open up numerous opportunity for funding.The department of Construction & Maintenance was involved in the Supervision of Building and Engineering components works of the project.