Use of cloud computing platform for e-learning in institutions of higher learning in Kenya The emerging cloud computing technology provides a compelling prospect for Institutions of Higher Learning to outsource their Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Although its reputation is escalating quickly, there are concerns that must be taken into account. The goal of this paper is to explore the potential of cloud computing in transforming and automating the operations of Higher Learning Institutions in Kenya, both public and private. Cloud computing technology offers many opportunities such disaster recovery, business continuity, data consolidation, availability, confidentiality and data integrity. This paper investigates the significant issues related to the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of cloud computing adoption in Institutions of Higher Learning for hosting their e-learning resources, e-library services and digital repositories. The paper adopts a SWOT analysis to assess the implementation level of this technology and presents a framework for adoption and realization of this technology in institutions of higher learning in Kenya. The impact of this paper can be seen in two folds; academic and practice. Its findings add to the body of knowledge in the area ofcloud computing. Promotion and adoption of this technology by these institutions is of dire need to policy makers and regulators such as Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK), other stakeholders such as the government, service providers like Kenya Education Network (KENET), industry and research institutions.