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About Us

The KNUE is a trade union registered under the Labour Relations Act, 2007 of the laws of Kenya. Its mandate is both of a trade union and professional Organisation that serves all Kenyan engineers who choose to join and as such, we recognise the need to anchor our operations on certain key principles and values.  Our Vision: To be the most effective and self-reliant engineers’ union in the world. Our Mission: To unite engineers of all gra...

Our Motto

One has to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.

We fight for you

In order to fulfill the main objective of securing decent terms and conditions of employment, trade unions engage in activities and programs to promote and ensure adequate wages, secure better conditions of employment, reduce hours of work, get better and respectable treatment from employers, protect members and secure some control of the industry/institutions. In order to achieve these functions trade unions adopt the methods of Collective Bargaining Negotiations, Strikes, or Boycotts, Diplomacy, Legal Proceedings, this is what we call Ground Militant or Fighting Functions. It is only a trade union that has these mandates within the provision of the law.

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The leadership of the union is based a structure contained in her constitution. The top policy organ of union is the National Executive Council (NEC). The NEC is composed of 28 members, of whom eight are the top national officials and the rest are drawn from province as follows:- Nairobi and North Eastern (one each), Coast (two), Eastern, Central, Western and Nyanza (three each), Rift Valley (Four) and two women representatives. Three Trustees also sit in the NEC as ex-officio members without voting powers.

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Francis Thandi
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Our Perspective On All Things Engineering, News & Upcoming Events

Young Engineers are transforming Institution of Engineer of Kenya (IEK); Reflections of Eng. James Mwangi
08 Aug

IEK election 2018 Free and Fair  I would like to pass my congratulations and best wishes to the new team especially the incoming president Eng. Collins Juma. There is a backlog of issues that have remained un-tackled, unaddressed or inadequ...

Challenges Facing Engineering in Kenya (Part 2)
15 Jul

*This is part two of a two-part interview on the challenges facing engineering in Kenya featuring prominent members of the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). Click here for Part 1 Esther:        ...

Challenges Facing Engineering in Kenya
17 Jun

Esther:                                  Kenya has come a long way in development with the quest to becoming a middle-income country. However, a lot of the rural areas are yet to become industrialized. There are many graduate engineers who ...

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