Culture is defined as a people’s way of life, food, clothing, language, festivities etc.
It is such a time that the Lukenya university family, that draws its membership from the 47 counties and beyond the Kenyan borders came together for the purposes of sharing, learning, competing as well as celebrating their different cultural trends.
The theme of this year’s event was; ‘SHOWCASING TALENT AND PROMOTING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE’
The Lukenya University cultural festivals- commonly known as, The Lukenya Culfest, have been running since 2018. Each year, the festival gets better, more encompassing as well as very captivating.
The previous cultural festivals held in the University are as follows;
As a tradition, the events of this year’s cultural event were built on previous experiences and events that made the participation livelier and larger.
The culmination of this year’s events was, The Kasanga Mulwa marathon (2nd Edition), Sports finals and an unforgettable run of events in the evening that saw the crowing of Mr. and Miss Lukenya in the pageantry category.
Every year the festival has objectives to achieve and like previous years, the organizing committee worked hard to ensure the objectives were achieved.
The event took place for a whole week 15th to 20th March, 2021. Each day had its own uniqueness with different activities lined up that culminated in the finals on Saturday the 20th of March.
The calendar of events is as shown below;
Tree planting was postponed to the May 2021 environmental day. It was not possible with the dry weather that had made water scarce.
The following are some of the categories that were awarded as individuals and as groups. The winners of these categories were given some cash tokens and will also receive certificates. All other students who participated through the organization of the event, competitions as well as exhibitions will receive a certificate each. About 500 students are set to receive their certificates.
CULTURE WEEK AWARDS MARCH 2021 FESTIVALS
COMBINED MEN’S TEAM
MARATHON ( MEN)
LADIES – CROSS CIRCUIT
The festival was a success with various guests attending the finale of the festival.
The chief guest for the occasion was Professor Phillip Kaloki, Chairman of the Kenya Medical Training Colleges Board, B.O.T representative Mr. Wilson Mutunga(MOSU), Stephen Mukiti-the KCB-BANK Mtito-Andei Branch manager, Mtito police station ocs- Mr. Daniel Nyakako, country security team members, Representatives from the Family bank- Kenya and a host of other dignitaries.