BY OYONDI SAMWEL.
Prof. Chris Wanjala and Rev. Reuben Kigame arrived at Kibabii University welcomed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo, DVC Administration, Finance and Development Prof. Aywa, DVC Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua for the 4th Careers and Cultural Week as invited guests of honors.
“Leave a legacy”. Probably this is the phrase that remained in the hearts and minds of those who attended the opening ceremony of the 2nd edition of the Kibabii University Career and Cultural week event.
`The ceremony begun by the singing of the national anthem, The East Africa Community anthem and the Kibabii University anthem, this was led by the University choir. Mr. Khamisi Amar of Muslims Student Association of Kibabii University (MSAKIBU) presented a poem entitled “Ugaidi dini gani?”
Everything came to a standstill when a renowned Kenyan producer and gospel singer Rev. Ruben Kigame took the stage. The gospel artist charmed the audience his new hit “Panda mbegu njema”. The man of God gave the meaning of the term culture based on the Holy Bible and the Kenyan constitution. He also reiterated that the church vindicates cultural practices as they go hand in hand with celebrating the word of God.
The sermon of the day came from the book of 2nd Timothy 4-7 which say I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. According to the Reverent, this verse emphasized on leaving the legacy, what will people remember you for. The man of God also emphasized on the act of hard work. He said that, is through hard work we can make our dreams a reality “I have what I have today because of my hard work, despite losing my eyesight when I was a young boy, can you ask yourself, do you possess anything that you toiled for? How many of us have something that they can call theirs”? Challenged Rev. Kigame.
The final speaker of the day was Prof. Chris Wanjala, a professor Literature and also a critic of literary works. Prof Wanjala spoke on the importance of reading and writing culture which he termed as the core values for any academician regardless of the area of specialization. The Literature works critic, also emphasized the importance of writing good books which can last long.