About Us

Utafiti Foundation

Utafiti Foundation is a voluntary and charitable organisation registered under Section 10 of the Societies Act. The organisation was co-founded by Prof M. N. Wanyama and Maina T. Sammy and issued with a certificate of registration on 19th April, 2011. The Foundation has among its core objectives, a mandate to raise, mobilize and utilize all appropriate resources including human and financial aid, for charitable purposes and for the promotion of the objectives of the Foundation.

Utafiti Foundation Research and Documentation Centre is one arm of Utafiti Foundation whose core business is the provision of services such as Book/Journal/Magazine Publishing, Book Selling / Book Buying, Sheet Music Publishing, Book Editing, Proofreading & Formatting, Speech Editing & Formatting, Printing (Colour/B&W/Digital), Perfect Binding, Graphic Design and Translation – French, German, Kiswahili & English.

From humble beginnings since its establishment in 2011, the company has grown into a high capacity academic publishing and printing firm now established on its own one-acre piece of land in Outspan area, off Nairobi-Eldoret road. The company is registered by the Government of Kenya and authorised to award ISBN by Kenya National Library Services (KNLS).  With our modern printing facilities, we are able to print and bind over 5,000 books in a week.

We publish and print books and other documents for authors from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, among others. We also edit, format and print documents for several universities including: Moi University, University of Eldoret, University of Nairobi, University of Rwanda, Makerere University, Africa International University, Kabarak University, among others. We have an internal editorial board of experienced editors and a team of six directors.

We also engage freelance reviewers – mainly academicians (PhD holders) – in relevant disciplines who critique each document before we publish. We share experts’ review reports with authors who are expected to correct documents to attain publishable standards before they are published and printed.

Vision: To be a global leader in publishing & consultancy services while enhancing customer value and community development

Our Board Members

Prof Mellitus Nyongesa Wanyama,

 HSC (D.Mus., University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Maina T. Sammy

(MA – Lit; BA – Lit, Moi University, Kenya)

Ms. Lillian O. Nabwire

(B. Hotel and Hospitality Management, Moi University, Kenya)

MBA (Human Resource Management) -Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Ms. Jean MacLeod

(MS – Education, State University of New York at Oswego)

Dr. Wilson Ol’leka Shitandi

(Ph.D., Kenyatta University, Kenya/Mainz University and Hildesheim University, Germany)

Dr. Rosemary Wahu Mbogo

The Dean of the School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya