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Strathmore Debate Society scoops top debating awards

From Left: Collins Okoh, Antonia Wangechi, Njuguna Macharia, and Jabez Magomere

On 20th October, four students from the Strathmore Debate Society won top awards at a two-day debate held as part of the International Conference on Corruption at Kabarak University Law School. The Strathmore Law School  sponsored the team as part of their commitment to ensuring competitive excellence and exposure among students.

The debate focused on the “socialization of the anti-corruption war” analyzing whether the war on corruption can be solved by using social institutions such as schools, churches, and families or whether the fight should remain with government institutions such as the Director of Public Prosecutions and the courts.

Other topics discussed included the effectiveness of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the progress of creating specialized anti-corruption courts and effective strategies to fight corruption.

The debate has always been an avenue for sharing ideas and the competitive aspect always makes it more entertaining.” says Jabez Magomere, one of the debaters from Strathmore University. “I’m happy I participated at the tournament and I’m looking forward to representing Strathmore University at the Pan African Universities Debate Championship against the best speakers from the top universities in the continent” he concluded.

At the end of the two-day debate, Jabez Magomere and Njuguna Macharia received the Best Team Award, while Antonia Wangechi and Collins Okoh received the Runners Up Award. The Best Finalist Orator Award went to Njuguna Macharia.

Are you interested in joining the Strathmore Debate Society? Are you interested in developing your public speaking skills? Then this club is for you because there is always room for a new debater. For more information, email: debateclub@strathmore.edu

 

This article was written by Njuguna Macharia.

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