KENET | Kenya

CEO: Prof. Meoli Kashorda
CTO: Kennedy Aseda

The Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 30244 00100


KENET provides affordable, cost-effective and low-congestion Internet bandwidth services to member institution campuses in Kenya. The NREN has setup a gateway to the advanced e-infrastructures for research that are available exclusively within the Research and Education Community anywhere in the world.

KENET also provides shared services such as

  • Co-location of servers
  • Dedicated Virtual servers for e-learning systems
  • Video and web conferencing
  • Capacity building for technical staff

KENET is the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the academic community.


Kenya Education Network (KENET) created in 1999 and registered as a Trust that promotes the use of ICT in Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. It aims at interconnecting all the universities, tertiary education and research institutions in Kenya by setting up a cost effective and sustainable private network with high speed access to the global Internet.

The NREN operates to drive the integration of ICT in research and learning through quality, cost effective and efficient provision of ICT services and to be a key partner in the development of the ICT society. KENET also facilitates electronic communication among students and faculties in member institutions, share learning and teaching resources by collaboration in research and development of educational content.

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