The University of Nairobi has been ranked number 6 in Africa and 697 in the world. This is in the just released webometrics ranking, January 2016.
Webometrics marks web of the world universities. This is done by collecting data and measuring aspects of the web. The parameters checked are presence which was ranked 279 in the world, impact 542, openness 229 and excellence 1447. In the continent, the same parameters ranked presence 4 in Africa, impact 2, openness 2, and excellence 25.
University of Capetown, Stellenbosch University and University of Pretoria have taken the first 3 positions in Africa respectively, In East Africa, The University of Nairobi has been ranked the best followed by Makerere University which is no. 11 in Africa.