Ngugi wa Thiong’o set for lecture at Kisii University
The announcement that renowned scholar Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o plans to visit Kisii University on August 31 has been received with excitement by students and staff from the institution.
On Tuesday, deputy vice chancellor Prof Maurice Amutabi revealed that the US-based novelist will be giving a lecture at the legendary Dr Sagini Hall on the last day of this month on matters diplomacy and good governance.
Students, led by chairman Rodgers Nyanumba, hailed the renowned author for sparing his busy schedule to address them as the means of motivating the learners.
“We are very happy that he (Ngugi) will be coming to our institution,” student leader Nyanumba said.
“The journey was long overdue and we are very motivated with the topic he will be covering. African nations are struggling with their leadership and as young leaders we should get advice from such academicians.”
The student family further expressed their concern about the alleged rampant tribalism in the institutions of higher learning and urged the conveners of the public lecture to include the vice so that it could be discussed by Prof Thiong’o.
“Ngugi has mingled with people from all walks of life and we think he is in a position to address tribalism in our institutions. We recently saw the University of Eldoret closed because of the same,” Nyanumba added.
Amutabi hailed the University of California at Irvine professor ahead of his planned historic visit that will be the first of its kind outside Nairobi.