The Spoken Arts and Debate Society (SADS) emerges triumphant yet again at Ubuntu Opens Tournament

By Hafsa Abshir

The novice duo Hafsa Abshir & Hasritha Sunnam caused a jubilant stir at this weekend’s 3rd leg of the Ubuntu Opens breaking to both the novice semi-finals and the finals, taking home the trophy. To add to their victory, they effectively claimed 1st and 2nd in the top novice speaker’s category respectively.

Hosted by Kenyatta University, the tournament was attended by a number of institutions and drew a multitude of debaters where SADS made yet another exulting supremacy. The two-day event (February 25 & 26), was attended by 3 teams; Hasritha Sunnam (SADS member) & Hafsa Abshir (SADS member), Wanjiru Nganatha Karugu (SADS member) & Joshua Wambugu (SADS Inter-club Coordinator), Maria Marenga (SADS member) & Suliat Oleyede (SADS member) alongside Kashaka Jeremiah (SADS Vice-Chair) who represented as a judge.

Causing a stir of their own were debaters Wanjiru Nganatha Karugu & Joshua Wambugu who broke to the open’s semi-finals, with Joshua claiming 3rd best speaker in the top open speaker’s category.

Ubuntu Opens served as an introduction for some of the society's new members and provided them with new and invaluable experiences to new and victorious debater Hasritha Sunnam. The tournament delivered a wide variety of interplay with its engaging theme ‘The Ethos of a Changing World’.

The club’s upcoming activities include:

  • International Women Debate;
  • Uhuru Worlds;
  • Rwanda East Africa Universities Debate Championship.

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