University of Nairobi

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Country: Kenya
Campus/location : Nairobi

Arms of University of Nairobi

Official blazon

Vert in chief a lion passant guardant and in base three torches two in saltire and one in pale or enflamed proper; the crest: On a wreath of the colours three clasped hands each couped at the wrist one erect carnat the others fesse-wise sable and or ensigned with an open book proper bound gules edged gold; and the supporters: On the dexter side a crowned crane and on the sinister side a giraffe proper each gorged with a chain or pendent therefrom an escutcheon vert charged with a pair of calipers gold.


The arms were officially granted in 1955 to the Royal Technical College of East Africa, which became the University of Nairobi in 1970.

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Arms of University of Nairobi

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