1988-Now Great Court turned into a talking point
University of Nairobi
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The Great Court, the Venue of Uni- , versity of Nairobi Graduation Ceremonies for many years, is gradually being transformed into a Lunch-time baraza by both staff and students following the shifting of Library Servives to the ultra-Modern Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library. For many years stretching way back in 1956, the Great Court and the Gandhi Memorial Library had breathed life into each other. This symbiotic relationship however suffered sudden death in 1987when the new Library was opened. For sometime, the University Community feared that the picturesque and evergreen square, which has hosted 'prominent scholars, was doomed to oblivion. Indeed few poeple know that the "Mugumo" tree which adorn the Court was planted by the Late Chancellor of the University of Nairobi His Excellency Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.