Kenya National Union of Nurses

A Brief History of KNUN

The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) was established in 2011 and registered on 19th April 2013 as a Trade Union in Kenya under the provisions of the Labour Relations Act No. 14 of 2007 Laws of Kenya. The sole purpose of this Union is to be a World class union of choice for all nurses working in Kenya. The union exists to establish a democratic platform upon which nurses shall address their concerns by engaging their employers in dialogue and employment agreements in order to improve nurses working conditions which will in turn improve the quality of nursing care to the public. It represents all cadres of nurses in Kenya drawn from practice setting, education and research institutions. 

KNUN has 54 branches  in all the 47 counties spread across the country with a membership of over 29,000 nurses. We work with the government, mission, parastatals, corporate and private institutions. By virtue of numbers of the KNUN members and the adaptive capacity, the nursing profession has a high potential to effect wider and better performance in the country.