Strathmore University Scholars Debate Festival

The grandeur of intellectual sparring and eloquent rhetoric took center stage at Strathmore University’s Scholars Debate Festival on June 29th and 30th. Amidst the hallowed halls of academia, the British Parliamentary Debate System brought together formidable minds, showcasing brilliance and debate prowess.

In the senior semifinals, the teams of Peter John Mutura and David Kariuki, as well as Curtis Kamotho and Murakaru Njuki, battled fiercely demonstrating strategic acumen and eloquence in every argument presented.

Advancing to the Senior Finals were the teams of Fidel Muthemba and Emmanuel Mumo alongside Enock Maina and Sean Shundi, each vying for the coveted championship title.

Ultimately, it was Ian Irungu and Aaron Njugi who clinched the prestigious Senior Champions title. Their triumph not only affirmed their intellectual mettle but also earned them scholarships covering 50% of the course fees for a course of their choice; a testament to their dedication and brilliance.

In the junior category, the finals showcased the talents of Jaden Kiragu and Jabari Areri with Ayden Kinyanjui and Nathan Njenga emerging triumphant as the Junior Champions. Their eloquence and quick wit captivated the audience, setting a high standard for future debaters.

Recognizing individual brilliance, Ayden Kinyanjui secured the 5th place Best Speaker award in the junior category with Nathan Njenga following closely in 4th place.

In the senior category, David Kariuki’s rhetorical finesse earned him the 10th place in the Best Speaker rankings. Notably, the senior speakers rankings were led by Aaron Ngugi in 2nd place, followed by Kwame Kimani in 3rd, Ian Irungu in 5th, Fidel Muthemba in 7th, and Emmanuel Mumo in 9th.

The Scholars Debate Festival at Strathmore University not only celebrated the art of debate but also underscored the institution’s commitment to nurturing critical thinking and leadership skills among its students. As debates continue to shape perspectives and inspire change, events like these remind us of the power of discourse in shaping future leaders.

With each argument articulated and rebutted, the Strathmore Scholars Debate Festival reaffirmed its position as a beacon of intellectual excellence and camaraderie, where minds meet, ideas clash and brilliance shines through.

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