University of Nairobi has been ranked among the top in Africa for a series of years. Earlier this year, it was ranked number 8 in Africa out of the total 63 institutions in the list. This shows that it is one of the best institutions a Kenyan can graduate from. Together with Strathmore University, UON graduates are more preferred in the work place than other Kenyan varsities. This is according to research by HR company Corporate Staffing Services.

Some of the top Kenyan corporate leaders, entertainers, politicians, doctors and entrepreneurs are from UON. Here are some of the most famous UON Alumni.

1. Wangari Maathai


She is one of the most famous environmental conservationists of all time. She late Maathai studied at the University of Nairobi as well as worked as an assistant professor. This was in 1967. She was the assistant professor in the newly established Department of Veterinary Anatomy in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the varsity. Back then, the institution was called University College of Nairobi. She also studied in the U.S. and Germany.

2. Willy Mutunga


CJ Willy Mutunga graduated with a Masters Of Laws Degree from UON in the 1970s. He has been the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya and the Chief Justice since 2011. He also studied at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is regarded one of the most prolific activists of all time in Kenya.