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Prof. Mazrui gives lecture at UoN

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The lecture captured the journey that has led to the realization of the judiciary system that we have in place today. He noted that Kenya’s journey to independence has seen revolutionary reforms, specifically focusing on the three arms of Government namely the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary. According to Prof. Mazrui, the gradual ‘Africanization’ of the system was faced with challenges that are still being addressed.

The presentation which was dubbed ‘50 Years of Post-Colonial Judiciary’ was shared with an audience consisting of judges, students and staff and members of the public in which Mazrui’s  views on reforms in various government systems drawing examples from different countries was well received.

In brief welcoming remarks delivered by Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the University stated that Prof. Mazrui’s acceptance to engage the UoN community is a sign of honour and recognition of the role of the University of Nairobi as a leading institution of higher learning worldwide. Further he noted that the lecture had put the University on a world map as a choice destination for international dignitaries seeking to engage Kenyans in intellectual discourse and development issues.

The lecture was organized by the Judiciary and the School of Law.