Kimathi University woke up on Monday 12th November to what was to be a weeklong celebration of culture dubbed Kimathi Cultural week. The event is usually hosted by the student body KUTSO once a year and involves various activities that stretch through the week. Different dress codes are laid for each day; a norm for the social event. Monday was for the old school wear that saw guys bringing the old school tough in their outfits. Tuesday was for casual wear while Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday were for crazy, official, sporty and general wear. The day that brought many to attention was Wednesday’s crazy wear seeing a couple of dudes dressing like the ladies. On spot was a first year male student that put on a waist-high dress that was matched with a bra that was kept on check with two cups; the look was sealed with a shoe on one foot and a sandal on the other. Kababa, a second year I.T student was also part of this and put on a feminine clad that was to see him win the crazy wearer of the day.
|The crazy lads|
The event had a slow start with the first day being dedicated to tree planting. It picked up by Wednesday seeing some students being ferried to Nyeri town for the town clean up. Each day was wrapped up with an evening show hosted by local artist C.J on which contenders for the dressing codes battled out and eventually winners crowned in both gentlemen and ladies categories. The evening shows were well attended as everyone tried to catch a glimpse of what was happening on an otherwise overcrowded podium at the school’s student center. A deejay face-off that was scheduled for Friday evening was shifted to Saturday afternoon and later to Saturday evening during Mr. and Miss Kimathi night. This arose mixed reactions from the students with some criticizing the organizing body for what they termed a shoddy work. Well, everything turned out right in the end.
The purpose of the event was to appreciate our culture, give back to the community and largely for students to have fun. A closer look and one could see that the first years this time round were much active and put up a spirited fight for the evening cash rewards for the rest of the other groups, bingo! Kimathi media group wishes to congratulate the organizing team for the good job on their part and ensuring the event was a success.