The Win

Mount Kenya University Thika Main Campus emerged overall winners in the university category during the 62 edition of the Kenya Schools and Colleges National Drama and Film Festival at Embu University.

The team will be presenting to the Kenyan President H.E Dr. William Ruto and other dignitaries at the Sagana State House Lodge. This will be the crème de la crème event.

Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang is the Principal Secretary Education, Ministry of Education delivering his speech during the drama festivals at Embu County.

Theme interpretation

The MKU play, The Parasite, was a stinging commentary on independent African nations turning themselves into beggars, going around with begging bowls. The leaders then loot resources and plunder minerals.

Written and directed by the legendary Oliver Minishi, the play shows that it is the same parasitic mindset in the West with some countries sponsoring civil strife in African countries, as they scheme to siphon minerals. The play also accused Western powers of sponsoring brain drain in Africa. Mount Kenya University excelled in spoken word and choral verse.

Mount Kenya University scooped the second title on “The Cultural Creative Dance“ category.


 Talent Nurturing

At Mount Kenya University, we have dedicated staff who help you hone your talent in different areas such as sports, drama and music amongst other performing arts.  The staff have wide knowledge and skills coupled with academic training on film and animation. The established audiovisual multimedia studio helps students to perfect their practical skills of film editing and production while activities such as music and drama help them to stamp grounds with practical play, production writing and directing skits.