Jomo Kenyatta Foundation


Brief History

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is Kenya’s pioneer publishing house that was founded in 1966. The company is a publisher and printer of quality school text books produced for the approved curriculum and general readers. JKF books are used in both primary and secondary schools. Several titles are also available for use in tertiary institutions. Since JKF publications are produced to the highest standards in terms of paper quality and binding, each time you buy our book you get the best product in terms of quality. In addition, by buying a JKF book you contribute towards the JKF Scholarships Fund which is dedicated to the education of bright but needy students in public secondary schools countrywide.


Our mission is to advance education and knowledge for poverty alleviation through quality publishing and provision of scholarships.


Our vision is to be the premier publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider to the needy in Kenya.

Core values

Professionalism – Doing our work to the best of our skills, training and professional ethics

Integrity – Conducting ourselves with honesty and dignity

Fairness – Giving service with equity and without favour

Innovativeness – Always seeking to use methods that enhance performance and results

Teamwork – Working with others for better results

Accountability – Taking responsibility for our actions

JKF Scholarship Programme

The JKF Scholarship Programme started in 1968 is an educational fund set up by The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) to assist bright but needy students in public secondary schools in Kenya.

The JKF Scholarship Programme’s objectives are to break the poverty cycle, create smart future leaders, and to improve transition rate from primary to secondary and from secondary to tertiary levels of education as per the Vision 2030.

Funds to run the Programme had for long been singly sourced from the sale of JKF publications. It was found, however, that the growing demand for scholarships could only be satisfied with complementary sources of revenue. 

Consequently, the Foundation embarked on fundraising from corporates, development partners, donors, Non-Governmental Organizations, institutions and individuals through:

1) Joint funding initiatives

2) Adopt a child initiative through JKF

3) Buying JKF publications

4) Hiring out the JKF grounds

5) Participation in fundraising activities that include, and not limited to, annual walks, dinners and golf tournaments.


Head Office, Enterprise Rd. Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 30533 00100 Nairobi.
Tel : ( 020) 2329987,2330002,2330003
Mobile: 0723-286993, 0723-969793,
Fax: (020) 6531966


Kijabe Street – Nairobi 
P.O. Box 30533 00100 Nairobi.
Tel. (020) 8155455, 2224499
Mobile: 0721-136413, 0735-136413
Fax: (020) 8074604, 312645, 2215599

Share your opinion or leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

eKitabu is East Africa’s premier ebook store. We distribute ebooks and interactive content. Search for ebooks of your choice from . Pay by Mpesa or credit card and read with the free eKitabu App on android smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.

%d bloggers like this: