JKUMUN Crowned Winners of Warm Up 2010
Posted by Phoebe Khagame on 4th November, 2010
Congratulations are in order for our brilliant team of jkumuners who floored the competition to gain this year's title of top brains at the recent Warm Up competition.
On the 30th of October, the Kenya Model United Nations held a quizzical challenge at Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA). The participating teams were from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), University of Nairobi (UoN), Daystar, Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) and the hosts, CUEA.
JKUAT was represented by two teams, Team Jaguar with team members Derrick, Kevin and Phoebe, and Team Sabers with Calvin, Eva and Nicholas.
Team Sabers got to the semi-finals, with Jaguars scooping the first position, narrowly beating Team Promulgators from CUEA, who were the event’s favorite. The first, second and third teams were given books on the United Nations, which are available to the club members upon request, from the deputy secretary general, Phoebe.
JKUMUN Annual Dinner
Posted by Phoebe Khagame on 8th September, 2010
Our young and dignified members of the Jomo Kenyatta Chapter of the Model United Nations held their long awaited dinner on the 23rd of July. The now annual event was a huge success and a feat like no other, putting to shame those who said it couldn’t be done, well we did it - for the second time! This time, it was bigger and better; growing from strength to strength is what we do best.
Guests and hosts of the diplomatic corps were treated to a superb time - a combination of leisure and pleasure in an environment that was a little different from our normal - so formal - setup.
The event went down at the Senate Hotel, Juja; the proximity of the vicinity to the University made it a popular choice with the hosts due to convenience, in terms of distance and security. Most diplomats and guests were largely punctual and the event kicked off a few minutes later than the set time of 7:45pm to the delight of everyone.
The master of ceremony, George Thinwa, who is also the Secretary General JKUMUN Main campus, was the right man on the driver’s seat in this event. He made everyone feel right at home and might have as well been the ice-breaker himself as he sure got everyone warmed-up to each other - couldn’t have had a better way to kick-off read more...
On Equality: Kenya
Posted by Sammy Lurinzu on 17th July, 2010
Leilah is a 41-year old single mother living at a village near Moyale in North Eastern province. Allow me to call this the 'outskirts of Kenya' because it seems so far from the reach of the government's provisions and presence. She has 2 children, a boy and a girl; children she loves with all her heart. She is fortunate to be among the 7% of educated women in her province. As a woman, it is not easy to fend for her children. She usually pities her daughter (ofcourse not showing it) when she ambitiously says she wants to be an MP. She knows only too well that it was a struggle for her to be educated, being a girl.
Today she woke up at sunrise to prepare to walk to the market in town. Every morning she doesn't forget to pray for her children because of the insecurity in her village. She couldn't wake up sooner because it would have been too dark - they have no electricity and she ran out of kerosene, what they use for lighting, and that's one of the reasons she needs to go for shopping. She plucks a paper from her notebook and jots down a few things she needs to get. On the list is credit for her phone. She's glad she was able to get a solar phone which makes charging easy. The life they live is not at all easy and she doesn't want her children to live like this. She dreams of enabling them to go to Nairobi. The revered land of milk and honey that is supposed to be in the same Kenya as her little village is read more...
Posted by Waweru Gichuhi on 9th July, 2010
On Thursday, JKUMUN set out on an ambitious recruitment drive set to boost the number of members currently active in the club as well as replace finalists who were leaving the club. The exercise targeted all members of the student body who were eligible to join. Current members had also been encouraged to seize the opportunity to officially register themselves with the club by submitting some personal data and paying up their annual registration fees.
The event kicked off earnestly at 5:00 pm with the newly elected officials strategically locating themselves at two busy channels to attract as many interested people as possible. The first station was situated at the intersection between the assembly hall and the school cafeteria while the second was based outside the New Science Complex lecture theatre. In about an hour, about 40 new members were registered while many more expressed their interest to join the club. This went a long way to show that the popularity of the club was still high and that many of the youthful students in the school had a desire to make a difference in their environment by having their voices heard through forums that the club could provide.
The USG described the event as successful and wishes all new members a fruitful time as they get involved in the club's activities.
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