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Students participate in Africa Liberation Day Celebrations

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The University of Nairobi (UoN) students took part in the 52nd African Liberation Day celebrations held on May 25, 2015.

The day marks the onward progress of the liberation movement in African countries. Dubbed ‘All African Lives Matter’, the event was organized by UoN’s Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA), Fahamu Network for Social Justice and State of the Union.

During the event, Irene Mukumu, a 3rd year law student emerged number one in “My African Union Campaign” essay writing competition. The winner will attend this year’s AU Summit under the sponsorship of Fahamu Network for Social Justice in Johannesburg South Africa in July. Fred Gucu, 4th year and Margaret Kamau, 3rd year both Bachelor of Arts students took position two and three respectively. Students were required to write essays on any of the key 14 AU instruments.

Those who spoke at the event emphasized the importance of liberation for Africa. The Speakers highlighted the great leaders who made a difference in their countries like Nelson Mandela, Thomas Sankara, Jomo Kenyatta and Julius Nyerere, among others.

Essay winners: Irene Mukumu, Fred Gucu
and Margaret Kamau.