Background

The Department of Kiswahili was re-launched at the University of Nairobi in the year 2013 after being hosted in the Department of Linguistics & Languages for sometime.  Prior to this re-launch, Kiswahili was taught from the early seventies within the now defunct Department of Linguistics and African Languages.The status of Kiswahili in Kenya in the 70s was that it was only a National Language. This meant, the principle objective of teaching Kiswahili was to develop students who can master not just its grammar  but also its literature as well.  Currently, Kiswahili is by law both a National and Official language in Kenya. The Department trains students at undergraduate and post graduate levels. The Department also boasts of graduating students at PhD level.  This Department serves as a catalyst for the training of the same disciplines in related departments in the country. Over the years Kiswahili at the University of Nairobi has been developing in terms of training researchers, teachers and lecturers.  Further, the Department  has grown to become a centre of Fiction and Academic writing.  It is a Department that boasts of renown writers of Kiswahili poetry, Kiswahili novel and Kiswahili drama in the East African Region.

Prof John Habwe at an East African Community Conference

Date and time: 
Sat, 2016-06-25 14:09

Prof.John Habwe at an East African Community conference.In the group photo is the Principal Secretary for East Afircan Community Affairs Beatty Maina

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2019-06-25 14:09

Prof.Rayya Timammy attending a workshop at KICD

Date and time: 
Thu, 2016-06-23 10:08

Prof.Rayya Timammy attended a workshop at Kenya institute of Curriculum Development from 21st to 22nd June 2016, the theme of the workshop was “Kiswahili Curriculum at East African Universities”

The workshop was sponsored by the East African Kiswahili Commission and DAAD.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2019-06-23 10:08

A workshop at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)

Date and time: 
Thu, 2016-06-23 09:55

M.A Student from Department of Kiswahili giving a presentation at the Kenya institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2019-06-23 09:55

SIWA LA KISWAHILI JANUARI - MEI 2016

Subject Matter: 
KIJARIDA CHA IDARA YA KISWAHILI
Editors: 

DR. NYACHAE MICHIRA

Source: 
Department
Frequency of Publication: 
Quarterly

TAALUMA

Editors: 

The department of Kiswahili has launhed a departmental jounal alled Taaluma with Profssor Mwenda Mbatia as the chief editor.Other editors are:

Dr.Iribe Mwangi

Dr.Iribe Mwangi

Dr.Prisca Jerono

Dr.Ayub Mukhwana

Dr.Wamitila Wadi

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI & HANKKUK UNIVERSITY KOREA

A member of staff from the department of Kiswahili is given an invitation to Hankkuk University to teach literature, language and culture.

Dr. Tom Olahi has been teaching in Korea,Hankkuk from 2014-2016. He will be replaced y Dr.Michira  Nyachae how will be there from 2016-2018.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI &HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN

The Department of Kiswahili is one of the units involved in the collaboration with The University of Nairobi has with Humboldt University in Germany.

Areas of collaboration include:

  • Joint research activity

Department Holds MA Defense Session

Date and time: 
Thu, 2016-06-09 10:52

PhD Defence Photo at Kiswahili deparment, University of Nairobi

The department of Kiswahili recently held an MA defense session for its postgraduate students. Among the panelist were Prof Kithakwa wa Mberia and Dr.Prisca Jerono.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2018-06-09 10:52

Dr.Mwangi Iribe attends Conference in Bayreuth Germany

Date and time: 
Mon, 2016-05-30 15:57
Location / Venue: 

Ukumbi wa Iwalewahaus, Chuo Kikuu cha Bayreuth. Ujerumani.

 

Kutoka kulia ni Dkt.Iribe Mwangi, Hezekiel Gikambi, Abdillatif Abdalla,
Mohammed Khelef Ghassany

Dr.Mwangi Iribe attended a Conference in Bayreuth Germany from 6th to 8th May on Kiswahili Studies

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2019-05-30 15:57
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