It has been nice having you in Moi University. My congratulatory note to the 5th year engineering students who left the premise last month. I know it was a great relieve started in 1st year till the last minute when Continue reading
Tupac Shakur’s (Makaveli) poem, A Rose That Grew From the Concrete, is a symbolic reality of majority of Kenyans life, the system of ruling and the division of people, favourism and greed from our politicians.
Before delve into the Kenyan rose, look at Tupac’s’ life and see a protégé with ardor to resist the white dominance …Tupac Shakur was a hip hop rapper, a poet, actor. The concrete is the street life he grew up-the ghetto life. Raised by a single parent (mother) without a better job to sustain the family, while the rose symbolizes a beautiful thing that came from a difficult situation, in 1995 at 25 years, his net worth was 40 million USD. This is the rose; His music enabled him to live a luxurious lifestyle before he died, September 13, 1996 of cardiac arrest after street shooting. Continue reading
It is heartbreaking that as comrades are full of activity looking for transformation in muso, some individuals are busy scheming ways to rise into posts through political marriages bounded on pro-CORD and pro-JUBILEE rings, to make it worse some on the basis on their mother-tongues whose vocabulary cannot find space even in Aladdin-dictionary. Continue reading
Last weekend goes down as the most fateful to the Kenya Sevens team. It was the only time it failed to win a single match in the group stages. During the just concluded Glasgow IRB Sevens Series, Kenya fell to the beating of South Africa, Canada and the most humiliating one against Samoa where they lost 26 – 0. Continue reading
Moi University Main Campus was last Saturday, 25th February 20012, treated to live performance by the University choir/band. Also on stage were the Urembo Foundation Kenya which did the curtain raising, solo and groups performances.
Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts of tempo meter and articulation), dynamics and the auditory qualities of timbre and texture. Moi university choir utilises and nature talented voices of the university students and by that, the choir produce well trained and disciplined singers. The choir performs in various functions both internal activities such as Graduation Ceremonies and external activities such as during show grounds, political rallies and even in competitions up to international level.
“The Moi University Choir, among other associations, plays a big role in establishment of the extra-curricular sphere at the university. Drawing members from almost all Schools in the Main Campus, it constitutes students with different social and cultural backgrounds. Conforming to the university’s good practice of nurturing innovation and talent, the choir provides ground for talent identification, development and effective utilization.”
Moi University Choir Facebook fan page has it. This is a clear indication that certainly this is a place to be; the group to join.
During the concert, interested students were asked to join the choir or the band as it had various advantages apart from utilizing the activity fee which each student pays. It is noticeable how Dr Wanyama, the choir director and Mr Ongeri, the co-director have dedicated in helping members and improve the quality of the Moi University choir. This is not a choir like any other, it is a mighty choir! Soon, if all goes well, there is a trip to Ghana where various choirs from various countries will contest.
The concert was crowned by rhumba from the University Band. So many things have been said about the band. For those who attended, you saw for yourself how high the band can go. This is a kind of event to look out for, never to pass without your notice. All is not complete without the Moi University Anthem. How many of us know that? It’s a high time we be proud of what is ours and be patriotic.
This higher learning institution with a difference has been recognized as the university that produces the best graduates so far. It is among the public varsities offering various disciplines provided in many of its branches nationwide. A leading media in Kenya (Nation Media Group) that was here last Wednesday 22nd February, 2012 assuring the finalists that being a student was a golden chance of being the top in provision of employees making them proud. Simon Kigamba who graduated last year was also mentioned among others as institution’s products.
Addressing the students at chamber conference in administration building, Mr. Awino Opondi who is the trainee officer expressed his desire on behalf of the company of continuation sourcing the human resource from Moi University. He said that not only journalism but also other courses secure job opportunities in their company since it demands on its diversity. He cautions that they no longer recruit on beauty basis but the brain is what matters since the error of beauty/handsome without upstairs smartness is outdated. This will enable them to continue offering their quality services to the clientele. With branches across the nation, one can work in any: these include writers, cartoonist, editors, photographers among other relevant journalistic work.
Mr. Nemrod Tabbu mentioned that it only require the interest to be journalist adding that it may not be the wish for someone to a journalist but he or she finds himself working! “It a challenging job, but the benefits outweigh the challenges.” The Q FM radio presenter Mr. Ronny also urged the student to join media since it is enjoyable to chart, discuss economic issues, politics, and social matters with people all over the country.
It is just a matter of days or rather hours before Moi fraternity swears in 26TH SGC officials. Am above 99.5% sure that during first SGC elections, probably I had not only knew how to pronounce university but also its existence. There have been so many ‘SGCs’ since I joined this high learning institution via Karibu Umefika with high vision of sky is the limit only to find that the landing is on earth not even at the sky.
Due to this, I have decided to start the race towards SGC statehouse, white house or black house whichever comes first. I have been motivated with dreams and visions which I believe will come true. These aren’t dreams and visions like those of Martin King Luther or Kenyan vision 2030. When I will be the president, I will not close the window of my brand new Prado car neither will I run to Nairobi leaving my people at Mashinani hopeless, frustrated without rooms. The modern strategies will be used to fight SGC-phobia promises. Missing marks from various schools will come to a dead end. With the advancement in the information and technology, Moi University being a university with a difference requires internet all over the school and its environment rather than survival for the fittest in our beautiful Margaret Thatcher Library where scholars queue in the name of laptop configuration. The issue of lecturers starting two or three weeks after the commencement of the semester will be a past tense since the reputation of it is mainly handouts given or else photocopy of textbooks a week to examinations and some two days to the exams.
My little economics tells me ceteris peribus when the demand is less, the price will automatically fall. The fares not fair at all to town since they are not being considerate for common comrades, by the abnormal hikes, the school bus will be operating within the campus. There is no doubt that the prices of the MU-SACCO price falling because the law of demand and supply will automatically come true.
It has come to conclusion that this is a crash semester yet the distance from hostels to class is not encouraging to attend lectures. So my fellow comrades, why should the resources lie idle? Buses will operating within campus especially from D and F houses which is equivalent to Kesses and Moi University.
Innovation and invention with entrepreneurship is the backbone for any country to develop. I was once told that at university is where career is being natured and profession sharpened. Prof. Mibey has recently discovered a natural dye but this is as a result of being in the field of practical and not so much on theoretical. Fellow comrades, it is time that as scholars of undergraduate be given quality of practice of what has been taught by professors in LH1, SR, ICDC or Mackay Building.
The writer is 4th year Finance & Banking