President Uhuru Kenyatta presenting the 'Professor Collette Suda Trophy' won by Kenyatta University to Dr. Isaiah Oyugi, Chairman Department of Music and Dance for Best Overall Public University during the Winners concert at State Lodge Sagana yesterday. Looking on (center) is PS for state department of University Education and research Prof. Collette Suda.
Kenyatta university choir continued its dominance of the Kenya Music festival in the University category winning for best overall University for the 9th year running. KU won in 29 of about 55 items entered in the festivals and was presented with the winners trophy by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Sagana State Lodge awards.
KU choir competed against 9 other universities in all categories. In the arrangement s of existing songs, the choir won in the male, female and mixed categories. In the zilizopendwa category, the choir emerged top with each category attaining over 90 marks.
Ku also won in the in the composition category, standard choir and in advanced choir category. The advanced composition earned the KU choir the highest mark in the festival (95marks).
In total, the KU choir had 29 first positions, 11 2nd positions and three third positions, an exemplary performance which was a continuation of the University dominance and win following last year’s festival.
The KU choir Director Dr. Isaiah Oyugi who received the trophy from the President attributed the victory to hard work and dedication by the KU team. “The University led by the VC Prof. Wainaina has given us tremendous support during the entire process and enabled us to savor this success.” He said.
Dr. Oyugi revealed that the entire music festival team is planning to host a public concert in the new academic year beginning next month to showcase the trophies and items won during KMF 2018.