Raila: Let’s save our nation from graft, violence
SEE ALSO :Uhuru's tax gamble that enraged KenyansRaila was the chief guest during the university’s second graduation ceremony where 400 students were conferred degrees. At the same ceremony, former multi-party crusader Charles Rubia was awarded a honourary doctorate degree in recognition of his push for multi-party democracy. Great sons “He is indeed one of Kenya’s great sons and this recognition today is timely and well deserved. Rubia teamed up with other leaders to help the country attain multi-party democracy despite intimidation meted out by the government,” Raila said. Rubia was the first African Mayor of Nairobi and was a steadfast agitator for multi-party democracy.
SEE ALSO :Raila runs into protest against taxRaila also paid tribute to the late Kenneth Matiba for his dedication in the fight for democratic space now enjoyed by Kenyans. “The University Council should should consider renaming the institution after Matiba. Matiba sacrificed for his country, I propose that the institution be named after him,” he said. Vice Chancellor Dickson Nyariki said they were projecting that the student population will grow to 4,000 next month. The institution has 3,200 students. “The Senate has approved 40 additional programmes which will be started systematically as we expand the facilities,” he said. Governor Mwangi wa Iria challenged the institution to launch health science and agriculture departments to partner with the Murang’a County Government. [email protected]