Mkombozi , a dance by Thika Main Campus and Shisanda by Kakamega Campus won the overall awards in Modern and Contemporary dance, respectively.
Mercy Illah, a first year Hospitality Management student at Thika Main Campus also earned the institution the 2ndrunners up trophy with her Solo Verse Mbegu.
“We are an emerging powerhouse in theatre and performing arts in general,” said Ruth Mutahi, MKU Director of the Institute of Film, Creative and Performing Arts. “This year, there was a remarkable improvement in all the genres, as evinced in the awards we scooped.”
The university’s entries were adjudged as best in term of relevance in choice of topics, in particular highlighting of social ills. Besides the Best Modern Dance award,Mkombozi, which was a story about liberty, governance and forgiveness also received the Best Choice of Lyrics award, Best Female Dancers award, Best Costume and Décor award, Best Original Modern Dance and Best Choreography awards.