As per the Charter and Statutes of the University of Nairobi:
- The Principal is the Academic and Administrative Head of the College and as such shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for maintaining and promoting efficient management of the College.
- The Principal is responsible for strategic planning, performance contracting and quality management system in the College.
- Is the Chairman of appointments of:
i) Staff on Grades I-IV
ii) Technical and Administrative Staff on Grade A – F
iii) Academic Staff up to Graduate Assistant and Tutorial Fellow
- Shall have any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.