The Halls department is the largest department within the Students Welfare Authority with a workforce of approximately 250 members of staff and running a total of 78 individual hall units, 11 Strategic Management Units with a total bed capacity of 11, 539 spread over the six constituent Colleges of the University of Nairobi.
To ensure a transparent, fair and accountable room allocation process the department has adopted an on-line Halls Management Information System–HAMIS and is working closely with the offices of the Special Students Advisor (SSA) and the Dean of Students.
Students who are out of session, Module II students and postgraduates may be considered for accommodation whenever there is excess capacity in the system.
Halls Department Staff:
Chief Halls Officer's Office
Mr Odera Simeon O – Chief Halls Officer
Zadock Opole - Deputy Chief Halls Officer (HAMIS)
Ms. Mwangi Lucy Wairimu - Deputpy Chief Halls Officer (Operations)
Mrs. Ndungu Agnes N – Secretary CHO’s Office
Mr. Burugu Stephen Kaboi – Halls Assistant, CHO’s Office
Halls Officers in the Eleven SMUs:
Mr. Onchweri Charles W A - Halls Officer, KMSH SMU
Ms. Ireri Adrine Bernice Wanja - Halls Officer Chiromo Campus SMU
Ms. Sikuku Inviolata A - Halls Officer, Women's Hall
Mr. Kilonzi David - Halls Officer Upper Kabete SMU
Ms. Nyabinge Janet - Halls Officer, Parklands Campus SMU
Mr. Omondi Jack Kennedy Richard - Halls Officer, Kikuyu Campus SMU
Mr. Nzoka Robinson Mulwa - Halls Officer, Mamlaka SMU
Mr. Ogal Wycliffe O -Halls Officer, Lower State House Road SMU
Ms. Wahome Esther Wairimu - Halls Officer Upper State House Road SMU
Mr. Akanga Johnstone O - Halls Officer, Kenya Science Campus SMU
Ms. Namachanja Norah S - Halls Officer, Lower Kabete SMU
Mr. Wepukhulu Calistus F - Assist. Halls Officer, Lower State Hose Road SMU
Miss Oyuko Lavender Rose Atieno - Assistatn Halls Officer, KMSH SMU
Ms. Makewa Rose Minoo - Assistant Halls Officer, Women's Hall SMU
Ms. Aduda Rose Linda Amondi - Assistant Halls Officer, Kikuyu SMU
Mr. Patrice Lumumba Muyagane - Assistant Halls Officer, USHR SMU
ON GOING PROJECTS
During the 2013/2014 academic year, the University admitted several students with special needs and the department is exploring how best to meet their needs in line with the SWA core value of responsiveness to the needs of students with special needs.
In order to meet Performance Contract (PC) targets SMUs are undertaking landscaping projects that are aimed at improving the asethetics of the halls.