Welcome To Kenya Literature Bureau

KLB is home to some of the world’s top authors, researchers and experts in book publishing and printing. We pride ourselves in providing high quality educational publications ranging from school and college textbooks, dictionaries, autobiographies, storybooks, e-books and offering high end printing services that are unmatched in East Africa Region. We publish in different languages and also offer translation services.

We are headquartered in South C, Nairobi, Kenya and have a Sales and Customer Service Branch along Kijabe Street, Nairobi. We also have an easily accessible team of field staff countrywide. For more information click to read or download:


Our Philosophy

A knowledgeable and inspired society.

To provide innovative and competitive publishing and printing solutions.

✓Customer Focus ✓Integrity ✓Creativity and Innovation ✓Quality Publishing & Printing Solutions.

At A Glance




  • Established in 1947 as the East African Literature Bureau
  • Became Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) in 1980
  • Shareholders: 100% government owned
  • Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with operations within  the East African region
  • Largest textbook publisher in Kenya with a controlling stake in Early Learning, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels of education
  • Has a state-of-the-art printing press for quality prints



  • Publisher of curriculum and non-textbook reading
    materials such as children story books, autobiographies, dictionaries, revision books, vernacular books and e-books.
  • More than 300 employees countrywide.
  • More than 1000 titles published, with more than 250e-books available worldwide in online bookstores – klbbooks.com, WorldReader, amazon.com and eKitabu
  • Committed to publishing and giving back to the community through our Corporate Social Value (CSV) programs.
  • Providing high quality printing services and
  • Finding innovative new ways of getting authors to tell their stories and ideas to global audiences
KLB’s State-of-the-art Printing Press

Find your favourite title in our online bookstore.

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KLB Board

Amba.Francis Bayah, E.B.S.
Board chairman
Mrs.Josephine Maangi
Board Member
Mr. Sammy Chepkwony
Board Member
Mr. Martin Mburu
Board Member

Top Management

MD passport
Mr. Victor K. Lomaria
Managing Director
Mr Mutunga
Mr. Francis Mutunga
Ag. General Manager Finance & Administration
Mr. Evans T. Nyachieng’a
Ag. General Manager Commercial Services Division
Mr. Kenneth Jumba
Publishing Manager