Former journalist Naisula Lesuuda is the current Membuytuuer of Parliament for Samburu West constituency and a women’s rights activist. She talks about her life
What is your alma mater?
I was certain that I wanted to pursue journalism while in high school and made a pact with my father that if I improved mathematics, score he would take me to the campus of my choice. I performed well, and even though my father didn’t have enough funds to take me to Daystar, which was my first choice he sold all his cows for me to pursue a degree in communication and community development (at Daystar).
I enjoyed listening to news presenters on radio and was fairly good in public speaking and excelled in extracurricular activities like drama, music festivals and did very well in languages. Besides, the fact that my dad is a reverend and would allow me to speak to the congregation in church and whenever he
How was it at Daystar?
I experienced culture shock. The only time I came to Nairobi was when I used to go for Bible camps which
What were you known for in campus?
I enjoyed playing badminton and I got an award for the sports lady of the year. I also joined clubs and groups that I loved like
Communication and Culture, Electronic Media and Broadcast presentations were my
How did you balance social life and books?
It was just a matter of doing the right thing at the right time. I am not a morning person so I would ensure that I studied late at night.
Did you have side hustles?
No. My dad was very clear that he had taken me to school to study so I had to focus on just that.
Best and worst moments in campus
My best moment was graduating because it wasn’t easy for me and over time I got a scholarship, dubbed work study, as I was like a
What did that dating experience teach you?
Looking at other people who dated and got married to those they dated
Last word to those
Just enjoy it and make the most out of it. You’ll miss that moment for it never comes back.
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