Our History

It all started in 1965 when two British publishers, Heinemann and Cassell, formed groundwork for publishing in Nairobi. These were the days when Africa used to be a market place where books published in European metropolises were transported to and sold.

In 1972, our company Chairman, Dr. Henry Chakava, was appointed as the first African Editor at Heinemann. From then on, we have moved from heights to heights. The leadership of Dr. Chakava gained international recognition when Oxford Brooks University honoured him with a doctorate in September 2005 for his indefatigable contribution to publishing not only in the African continent, but also on the international scene.

In 1968, Heinnemann Educational Books (EA) Limited changed its name to Heinemann (Kenya) Ltd when part of it became locally owned. In 1992, the company became the first multinational publishing firm to enjoy full local ownership, and thereby changed its name to East African Educational Publishers.

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