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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Dr. Jung Chang
A historian, author & an engaging speaker - this are just but a few words that describe Dr. Jung Chang as a remarkable figure across the globe. The chinese born british writer is an international best selling author for wild swan & Mao: the unknown story, an inspiring tale of how women survived every kind of hardship, deprivation & political upheavel imposed by Mao Zedong (a high ranking cadre) Her remarkable rise from unimaginable hardship to literary stardom made her a suitable candidate for the inaugural lecture honoring Kenya's great noble peace prize laureate & founder of the Green Belt Movement, the late Wangari Maathai

The Wangari Maathai memorial lecture took place at louis leakey auditorium at the Hay festival in Nairobi.It seeks to bring thinkers from around the world who share the late Nobel laureate's enthusiasm for change, courage & resiliance in the face of adversity.
The Kenyan social activist & environmental crusader was the first woman in Eastern & Central Africa to hold a PH.D & the first african woman to win the Noble Prize for Peace.She was also a political activist who suffered for her strong convictions through political persecution & sometimes physical abuse
The Late Prof. Wangari Maathai
Born 72 years ago, The world marks the first year anniversary of her death. Her legacy lives on & her vision is still being carried on at the Wangari maathai institute for peace & environmental community.An institute dedicated to excellence & transformational community outreach and research for sustainable environments & cultures for peace. May the Lord rest her soul in eternal peace....

Friday, 7 September 2012

Back in Nakuru.........

Its been almost 6 months since i've been to my hometown Nakuru & i must admit,i feel homesick:( I miss the beautiful sceneries,the cool & hospitable climate,friendly people,home cooking,fun and hype Nakuru offers.I don't think there any town in the 254 that comes close to Nakuru with its breath taking wildlife scenes, charming flamingos, investments & business opportunities and a Rapid population growth,Nakuru is growing to be a capital city of its own.

This weekend, am going back home to spend  with my family & to enjoy the menegai oil's Prinsloo 7s taking place at Nakuru athletics club. The Prinsloo 7s came to an end on sunday with various teams like Strathmore Leos, Masaku Rfc, KCA, Impala Rfc,Mwamba, Quins KCB Rfc,Kisumu and many more participating in the tournament. KCB triumph to victory with a 36-0 win over Nakuru Rfc in the main cup final. Unfortunately, things didn't end well for champions Lunch bar Quins after winning Christie 7s & Dala 7s respectively, they were knocked out of the cup contention at the quarter final after a 0-10 loss to Nakuru Rfc.Mwamba was also eliminated at the quarter final after a 5-15 loss to KCB.

Prinsloo 7s Champions KCB Rfc

Nakuru Rfc @ their event
Although they're captain wasn't around, Kisumu Rfc sailed though to the semis after a 14-7 win over Impala. Sadly they were knocked out at the quarter finals by hosts Nakuru Rfc.
Homeboyz claimed the bowl after defeating mean machine 12-5. Nondies lifted the shield after a 10-0 victory over Eldoret Rfc. Congratulations to the winning teams & those that participated in the tournament, better luck at the fourth round of the National sevens circuit...


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