Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group

A lively community of GNU/Linux enthusiasts

About Us


The Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group (NairobiLUG) is a not-for-profit community serving the greater Nairobi area. We are a collection of people dedicated to GNU/Linux, Free Software, Open Source, and related topics. Members meet regularly (in person) at various meetup locations, and participate in our email discussion list. Through participation in the LUG forums, we combine our efforts to both teach and disseminate information, allowing us to better understand and control the open source world we are using, building and promoting to others.

We traditionally meet on the first Saturday of every month between 16:00 ~ 18:00 EAT (GMT +3) at KFC Kimathi Street. All meetups are free and open to the public.

You can join our mailing list, where meetups are announced and other general LUG conversation takes place. You can also follow us on Twitter. Lastly if you prefer a more real-time medium, you can chat to us on IRC. We're on the Freenode network and the channel name is #nairobilug. Details are listed on our contact page.

There is no level of technical expertise required to attend meetups and we pride ourselves on being open and friendly to all. We're just as likely to be found talking about the latest film releases, music or anything else as hardcore techy topics.

March, 2014 meetup

Whether you're a hardened kernel hacker, or you've just used Firefox a few times and wonder what Open Source is, it's all the same to us. Come and get involved!

Have a look at our website, then come on out to a meetup and see what we can do for each other. Happy open-sourcing!


We do not discriminate based on ethnic background, religion, gender, sexuality, body shape, disability, or even what operating system you use. We also do not tolerate harassment.