First Class Not for All – By Diana RASUGU

JUST as it was everyone’s wish to get 400 marks and above in KCPE and alter an A in KCSE, it is still everyone’s wish to get a First Class in campus. This is everyone’s desire when joining the university but as time goes by; they lose their dream and settle for anything else. Some of the reasons responsible for this are mentioned below.

             The most common reason is the misleading information they get from the continuing students. As a first year reports to campus he or she promises their parents to go back home with a first class; this is not hard at that time because they were probably among the best in high school and hence they bear great confidence. Remember everyone is a first class material on day one but this depreciates as time goes by.

Everything changes as soon as they interact with the continuing students. They will be told how lecturers never mark cats nor exams; how mwaks is the only way of passing difficult courses like an ‘IRD 100’ among many other false myths. With this in mind, the first year student will not see the need of serious studying and hence follow the ‘crowd’.

Another core reason why people will lose the cherished first class is through peer influence. When surrounded by people who are enemies with Margaret Thatcher Library, he or she is bound to loathe her too. This is so clear in this campus; you will see a scholar from the countryside, who came to Moi by the help of a harambee (fundraising) wasting his or her life at the drinking dens in the company of a minister’s son for instance. Having fun once in a while is not bad but making a habit of it is suicide.

Blame it on my Christian faith but I think the mwaks thing also contributes to poor performance in an examination. Whichever way one looks at it, they cause more harm than help. For instance one banks on mwaks and does not pay enough attention to the studies. He or she wastes a whole night scribbling on that tiny piece of paper instead of reading and understanding the lecturer’s notes. Surely, how does a person expect God’s help when they have entrusted their faith in that forbidden piece of paper?

Who said that a degree is a degree whether a First Class or a Pass? Yeah, that is what most believe; that as long as one evades the dreaded ‘SUP’ they are safe. I once overheard a person ask another “unasoma sana kwani unataka kwenda Starehe ama Alliance?”

The issue of disliking a lecturer or a course should have been left back in primary. It is so saddening though, that it will lead to the downfall of many comrades at the university today. Students choose to hate a particular lecturer, fail to attend classes and prepare for a ‘SUP’ in the exam. This is an unwise thinking among the few lazy students.

Of course in life there are those who will perform well and those who will perform poorly. It would be nice that whichever category one falls into, it is one in which he or she is destined to and not because they made the wrong decisions or hanged out with the wrong companies.

(The writer is a 2nd Year BSc. Sociology – SAAS)



Women Empowerment; A Strong Blow to the Future of Men ~ By Nathan RONOH

With increased women empowerment all over the  world,  men  appear  to  be losing it at the dawn of each day. The number of increased ‘CHAMAS’ makes it even harder for men.


‘EQUALITY’ it’s what women have been fighting for the past years and is even getting vibrant. But can this really be achieved or it’s just a project to bring ‘MAN’ down? May be we talk about ‘EQUITY’ and make some sense from there. Taking a look at some of the cases, it’s a fact that the number of women CEOs or from that fact, women are taking up higher jobs. This is not an excuse to look down on any of them or mention that they can do without men. Remember that what a woman can do, a man has done it before.


But what do I say if this is going overboard? Men now find themselves on the receiving end in some parts of the country. Very clear that if she received the beating before, she’ll do it better against her husband by leaving scars all over the body. In other parts, so encouraged from this 1st incident, get to the men’s drinking points and get them from the table of men.


We know men can be burly and quite incentive but a woman should be a blessing because this is what God says to women.


Do not ever try  to  fix  HIM  if  he  develops a fault because am his manufacturer. You are his wife not his god. I don’t particularly accept when you think you can change him and you attempt to take my place .

Well, I am your God two, but your husband is my deputy in life. To  get  best out  of him you need to respect him.


He may fumble and in many things and you realise it and you may be too smart but resist the urge to get in front of him and take charge of things except when he tells you to.


Remember a MAN can be a man of God but still a man. A hungry man is an angry man whether the hunger is for food or sex. Don’t  ever play politics with him on these issues.


HE also likes competing and winning that’s why he likes sports, but there is an area he doesn’t mind being better which is character! So take advantage and be a better lover more, humble, more patient, more virtuous!


Lastly, HE enjoys attractive helpmate, quite more than is good for him, As you get to helping him, don’t forget to stay attractive as possible. It’s a task but after all I know you can do it since you are a woman.

Gold is all that glitters in a man.



First year Communications and Journalism student


Mabatini- A Haven of Beauty Trends ~ by Nick NYAMAI


Every market has a different name but the activities that take place inside are always the same. Welcome to Mabatini – a haven of beauty trends that delineates Moi University’s divas, dudes and their fashion trends. If you are a fresha then you need to make a visit to our unique ‘village market’, a home to the most peculiar habits that stands out alone, never to be beaten by friends or foes alike.

Mabatini Saturdays is a busy colonnade. Second hand clads, vegetables, Fish, Fruits, Shoes, name it, are sold at an accommodative price depending on your bargaining prowess. It’s only in Mabz that you can still choose to idle around, fit in the second hand clothes and still get away with an excuse that the colours almost represent Ruto’s URP colours. The yellow colour that defines my origin, the colour of a bright future that won’t fade any soon, yellow- the definition of beauty in U.K (Ukambani)

In this market, mad men are welcomed and they offer much entertainment to the onlookers, the most sober individuals are mistrusted to be having some malicious intentions. In this market, you need to be a mchizi ki-design, gestures are exchanged and the most daring dudes in this great University overlook the idea of getting a first year babe. They go for that villager, she is not only naïve but she has mastered the art of loving a campus dude without measure and unconditionally, she will not only blush but she won’t dare look at you straight to your eyes. She does not have much time to explain how she feels when you call her honey and she will bow down to your judgement without arguments. She believes that simplicity is divine and she won’t turn down your idea of buying her a cup of coffee in the Mabati hotels. She will take you to her mother; feeling delighted to get a campus dude and with no doubt you will walk back to campus with at least half bag of maize, and some Mursik in a container.

In Mabz, no one is above the other, there are no laws set to be broken or adhered to, and there is no class or showbiz. Everyone appreciates his level of simplicity, after all life is an acceptance of reality. You don’t need to go shop in town, you better save that fare and get yourself a nice fitting Shirt or for your stomachs’ sake, buy some Omena(now known as alumnus of Kondele market) that will last a whole week.

Mabatini Saturdays presents comrades with a mixed sense of rural and city life. You can only choose to fit wherever your heart desires. There’s no Dad or Mum to see the length of that Skirt your inner self is seducing you to try fit inside, it’s the seller that uses the seductive language, to ensure you buy that nice Mini skirt and save the long Skirts for long holidays at home.

How i wish that one day the Administration will think of coming up with a master plan of upgrading the market  to Mabatini City, by this, we will also have  joined the league of competence with Kenyatta University and their vision of KU City.

The Writer is Curently a forth year (LMC)