After a stellar performance in the 1st Edition, The Debate Club had the privilege to once again take part in the 2nd Edition of the Mashujaa Debate School Tournament at Strathmore University on 3rd and 4th of September. The tournament had more than 30 schools participating.
The competition aims to equip students from East Africa with important advocacy and critical thinking skills that are essential for future leaders and policy makers.
The debate squad comprised of three junior teams: Team A (Emmanuel Mumo, Anthony Fernandezand Daniel Mugane), Team B (Aaron Kiuna, Kwame Kimani, and Augustine Karanja) and Team C
(Fidel Muthemba, Ian Irungu, Myles Wangai and Rikki Siddondo).
The quiz-masters were: Stefan Mari, David Zawadi and Trevor Ojwang for team A and Tratton Onyango, Ray Mburu and Kanja Erik for team B.
The interesting and exciting stage was in the finals where Strathmore team C and Strathmore team A both qualified and debated against each other. This was the climax. Having debated against each other back at school, both teams knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses. After a heated engagement that exhibited mastery of facts, coherence and apt use of debate jargon, Team A were crowned the winners of the Junior debate competition.
Three of our debaters were among the top ten best speakers. Augustine Karanja was the 5th best speaker.
Aaron Njugi 7th position and Fidel Muthemba came at number ten.
The quiz masters having won the first edition of Quiz masters competition, had one agenda; to defend their championship. Comprised of Team A (Stefan, Trevor and Zawadi and B ( Tratton, Kanja and Ray). Both teams showcased their prowess in various topics from science, technology, general knowledge, history mathematics etc.
Both teams won against their competitors and faced each other at the semi- finals. Team A beat team B qualifying for the finals where they locked horns with Kianda school and retained their title as the Quiz Masters Champions.