USIU-Africa Public Speaking club wins in Strathmore Mashujaa debate

L-R Faith Musumba, Calvin Canza, Rita Mulei, Michelle Kimani, Samuel Sapuro and Chantalle Mukabi display the trophy they won during the Mashujaa debate held at Strathmore University. PHOTO: Courtesy

By Taigu Muchiri and Elaine W. Kiniiya

The USIU-Africa public speaking club participated in the recently concluded Mashujaa debate that was held in April and May at Strathmore University. Two students Grace Kinyua and Chantelle Mukabi (Freshman, IBA) represented USIU-Africa in the novice category of the Mashujaa leg one challenge held in April and emerged winners with Chantelle Mukabi crowned as the best speaker and Grace Kinyua coming in second.

In May, a total of four teams competed in the novice category and three teams proceeded to the grand finale. The students that proceeded to the next stage include Calvin Canza (Senior, IR), Faith Musumba (Junior, IR), Chantelle Mukabi, Samuel Sapuro (Senior, IR), Michelle Kimani (Freshman, IR) and Rita Mulei (Freshman, IR). Eunice Njagi and Grace Kinyua were the adjudicators for the session.

In the finals, Calvin Canza, and Faith Musumba won first place while Chantelle Mukabi, Samuel Sapuro came in second and Michelle Kimani and Rita Mulei came in fourth. Calvin Canza, Samuel Sapuro, Faith Musumba and Chantelle Mukabi ranked among the top ten best speakers with Calvin Ganza taking third position, Samuel Sapuro fifth, Chantelle Mukabi eighth and Faith Musumba in position nine.

Grace Kinyua and Eunice Njagi were ranked among the top five adjudicators with Grace Kinyua emerging as the best and Eunice Njagi was in third place. USIU-Africa was ranked 1st and 2nd position in the novice category and were competing against Strathmore University, Catholic University, University of Nairobi, Riara University and Daystar University.

The third leg will be held on June 21 and 22 at Strathmore. The objective of the public speaking club is to equip students with effective communication skills through debates and etiquette training.

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