Top 10 universities in Kenya according to October 2015 Alexa Rankings

Higher instituions of learning in kenya were among the first to establish websites  inorder to present themselves  on the internet.  However, the use of university websites is changing overtime because of technlogical advances.  University websites are becoming an important part of academics. They are also becoming a vital part of improving their brand image. Therefore, no university can afford to  ignore  its web rankings.

It is October 2015,  and we have compiled a list of the top 10 most performing  university websites in Kenya. does this monthly basing on Alexa data.

Alexa .com is an amazon company that  ranks website by collecting data  of their  daily global traffic/unique visitors. The web  metrics collected are extracted from over 25,000 browser extensions, search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Aol, Mywebsearch, DuckDuckGo, and Inbound  link from top websites like Wikipedia, Amazon e.t.c.

Other  organizations that rank universities by taking into consideration of their web traffic data include  4 International Colleges and Universities (4icu), QS  world university rankings  and Webometrics Ranking.  However, Webometrics ranking  remains the most reputable of all web rankings.


Compared to last month’s alexa rankings. Moi University has dropped from the top position to number nine. Kenyatta university has risen to number 1 as University of Nairobi also rises to number two from three. University of eldoret, Maseno university and egerton university have moved out of the top ten  universities.

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1. Kenyatta
2. University of
3. Mount Kenya
4. Strathmore
5. Masinde Muliro University of Science and
6. United States International
7. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and
8. Africa Nazarene
9. Moi
10. The Technical University of


What can universities  in Kenya do to improve their web rankings and compete with international universities? Alot needs to be done but the summary of it is that higher institutions of learning in Kenya should provide all the ICT facilities to lecturers, students and research scholars.

Note that  alexa webrankings and any other  related web rankings  however important they are, do not consider key factors of selecting which university to join like physical infrastructure, research facilities and quality of education offered by the institution.

This article was researched and compiled by Kenyayote Team and sponsored by LaptopKenya. Laptopkenya is Kenya’s  cost effective online laptop shop.

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