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 grades for quality service, socio- economic improvement, professional advancement, strengthen their bargaining power and promote professional engineering through effective leadership and effective programming.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Courage & Bravery
  • Solidarity & Team Work
  • Equity


  1. Accreditation of all engineering institutions.
  2. Smooth transition from graduation to a consulting engineer.
  3. Kenya for Kenyans.
  4. Unified Terms and Conditions of Service.
  5. Pay rise for all engineers in all grades.
  6. Responsibility allowance for all posts of responsibility.
  7. Respect on the job.
  8. Free Pension for all engineers.
  9. Protection against occupational safety and health at work.
  10. Protection against undue influence for corruption practices.

Core functions

  • To bring together and unite engineers of all grades and qualifications in Kenya and providing a forum for co-operation.
  • To fight for improved terms and conditions of service for engineers and protecting engineers interests.
  • Promoting programmes aimed at improving engineers’ welfare or socio-economic status.
  • To offer assistance to individual members in professional as well as legal matters.
  • To settle disputes between members of the union or between its members and their employers through collective and constitutional means.
  • To co-operate with other societies, bodies, unions or organisations within or outside Kenya with similar objectives.
  • To promote matters leading to the improvement of engineering and the establishment of a common system of engineering.

To secure effective representation of the engineering profession on the government, public and private bodies or organisations where such representation may be necessary.

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