The Fountain Media Group and Magazine Reel-sponsored #WtvUnispeak pitched camp in Mt Kenya University on Wednesday mid-morning. The judges were on a mission to sport the best speaker to represent the university in the Public Speaking Academy. On the other hand, the students were out to outsmart each other and capture the eye and attention of the judges.
After Nelly Mukami Milya of W TV Kenya read the rules of the competitions to the students, it was all systems go at Mt Kenya University. The students came out in large numbers at the Thika-based MKU to speak their minds on the various issues affecting the country. Presentations were made on various topical issues by the students. These issues include corruption, banking and eduction.
After the first level of the MKU auditions stage, six students were selected by the judges for the second level. The six students included Hillary Abok who addressed abortion, Grace Kivinda talking about the diaspora, John Opanda who addressed the thorny issue of drug abuse and Jefferson Mutibo talking about the back born of the Kenyan Economy – Agriculture. Others are Kelvin Kihara who’s speech on Corruption. The sixth contestant to qualify for the second level was Oscar Otieno who was given to speak on Banking.
Among the things the team of judges at MKU were looking for in the speakers include the speaker’s Confidence, ability to appeal to emotional and their knowledge of the material they were presenting.
After the second level, it was was time for the final level of the auditions’ division at Mt Kenya University. Kelvin Kihara won the students’ and judges’ hearts to bank Ksh. 5,000 and secure a place at the Academy.
The #WtvUnispeak will be headed to the University of Nairobi on Friday 26th 2014. See you there and let’s find out who will emerge tops at the best university in Kenya according to Webometrics rankings of 2014.