“Journalism is my tribe, truth is our policy”
2014 September was the year when the first batch of students to be admitted by the University to pursue Journalism and Mass Communication joined. Fueled by the desire to have an organization which would help them develop their skills apart from class work, they came up with idea of forming a club. Although, their dream at the time didn’t bear any fruit, 2015 would be their year. The journalism club was established and became fully registered by the varsity. Since then the club has grown and achieved a lot since its inception.
Fundamental principles of the club
- Impartiality. No discrimination to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to give priority to the most urgent cases of public interest.
- Neutrality. In line with the Journalism code of conduct, the club will not take any sides in hostilities or engages at any time in controversies of political, racial, or ideological nature.
- Voluntary service. The movement is a voluntary organisation not prompted in any manner or by anyway by the desire to gain.
The journalism club has the following aims and objectives;
- To inform, educate and entertain Kibabii University community through informative and constructive activities.
- To promote cohesion and integration among its members and Kibabii University community at large.
- Promote journalism ethics and professionalism amongst its members.
- Encourage and nurture talent among Kibabii University community.
The journalism club will liaise with other similar clubs or other clubs with similar ambitions in order to share ideas and sharpen the skills of its members.
The club membership is based on two frameworks, the full membership and associate membership frameworks respectively. Anyone can be a member of the club as long as they admitted by Kibabii University to partake a course in journalism and Mass communication and or other students admitted by the University who are willing to abide by the rules and regulations of the club as stipulated in the club’s constitution. Associate membership is open to, Part (full) members of the club and or Willing members of the university staff (both teaching & non-teaching).
Those members who don’t belong to any of the above but who are constantly and willingly identify with the Club provided that the members are full or associate, shall be members. Full members shall be registered upon payment of one hundred shilling (100) any time in the course of the academic year in the University preferably within the first two weeks of the commencement of the academic year.
Associate members shall be registered upon the payment of one hundred and fifty shillings (150) at any time of the academic year.
The club has diverse activities which are carried out by the members to help develop their journalistic skills.
- News writing
- News reporting
- Talk show hasting and presentation
- Video editing
- Audio editing
- Text editing
- Graphics and design
Media of dissemination
- Print media
- Broadcast media (audio and visual)
- Digital media (YouTube and other social media platforms)
In 2017, the club has realized a great achievement. Linus Kaikai, NMG general manager promised to partner with the club and the department of journalism in general. This will enable the students realize their dream and passion in the honorable profession.
We would like to appreciate the Kibabii University administration for their support, students, non- teaching staff and partners for making the dream of the Journalism Club come true. Many thanks and God bless you.
Kibabii University student scoops the 1st runners-up award in the phone film challenge sponsored by Amnesty International. The film was nominated for the people choice award category in the Lake International Pan African Film Festival. The film “On Time” was directed by Rashid Hunt (BCOM student) and produced by Dr. Njasi of Department of English, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication.
Based on Kibabii University Represented at the 7 Day Film Festival, Mr. Anthony Musya won the Most Inspiring Documentary during the 7 day film festival gala awards on Friday 12th July, 2019 in Nairobi. Congratulations
By Anthony Musya.
The 2019 edition of the Kenya National Drama and Film Festival is here once again. And the host is Kibabii University. According the Kenya Film Classification Board, the festival will see more than 25,000 learners from ECD level to tertiary level compete at the national fete. This years’ event will focus more on talent and instilling morals to the youth. This is according to KFCB C.E.O Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.
Kibabii university arts troupe secured a slot at the national event after winning in all 9 items presented at St. Stephens Lwanya Girls in Busia on 9th March 2019-regional level. Among the items presented were, a solo verse, mime, choral verse, narrative, spoken word, creative cultural dance, modern dance and a Kiswahili and English play. And as the arts troupe continue with their preparations, hopes are high that most of the items will win at the national fete.
Allan Mudachi and Maureen Wambere were named the best male and female actors respectively at regional level.
By Anthony Musya
As we wipe out 2018 in style formulating a recipe to zoom in 2019 steadily, we can confidently testify that 2018 has been a year like no other. Well, ‘a year like no other” has for a long time be an end year closing phrase for many people whether the year was ‘kind’ or ‘harsh’ to them. But in our case, 2018 was a more engaging year in comparison to the previous years of Kibabii University existence. Read More
Mkuu wa idara ya michezo bwana Amwanzo amefungua rasmi michuano ya kombe la Amwanzo. Michuano hii iliyoasisiwa na kufadhiliwa na idara ya michezo,ina nia ya kuleta iwiano na umoja kati ya wanafunzi chuoni. Jumla ya timu kumi hushiriki michuano hii.
Akiyafungua rasmi michuano hiyo bwana Amwanzo alisema kuwa michuano hii itahakikisha kuwa Kuna uwiano mzuri Kati ya hizi timu kumi za wanafunzi wa hiki. Timu itakayoshinda watajiondokea na kitita cha elfu tano pesa taslimu.
Na Ammar Kassim
By Anthony Musya
The much anticipated Kibabii Univerity Mseto Campus Tour finally took place on Saturday November 3, 2018 that brought together hundreds of students to partake in the show.The show, held at Kibabii University main campus in Bungoma, was hosted by radio and TV host Mzazi Willy M. Tuva which ran from 3pm-6pm at the Pavilion Grounds Read more
The 4th Edition of the Kibabii University Career and Cultural week, saw the invitation of Guest speakers by the Department of Academic advisory and Career. One of the high profile speaker’s to be invited was the Nation Media Group (NMG), General Manager Broadcast, Mr. Linus KaiKai.
Mr KaiKai, who was invited on the second day of the event, gave a powerful speech based on career choice, hard work and sacrifice as the fundamental pillars behind any successful career. He also cited the importance of passion, creativity and determination as essential tools for any job seeker in Kenya.
The managing director also agreed to be the mentor of the Kibabii University Journalism Club, as per earlier requested by the Club’s chairperson. He also promised to work with the University administration and the Journalism department to ensure that journalism students are well trained and prepared for the competitive career ahead of them.
In the honour of African Culture, that a visitor should not leave empty handed, the journalism club members who were highly elated on the unique exposure presented a gift in form a Club T-shirt to the GM.
The event was also coloured by entertainment from the University choir, poems and spoken word from students of the invited High schools and a news presentation from the Kibabii University (KIBU) Journalism Club.
The GM was invited to shed light on the need for students to embrace the book reading culture over social media. The Nation Media group was expected to mentor department of Journalism and Mass Communication to enable the University develop requisite competencies in the media industry. Appreciation of diversity in culture was also emphasized. There’s hope to see greater partnership between KIBU and NMG.
BY JUMA WAKESHO.