Catholic University of Eastern Africa University Holds Cultural Week

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) held its 2021 Cultural week celebrations from Monday, February 9 running up to the climax on Friday 12th. The main objective for the annual event is to bring together the whole CUEA community to celebrate its cultural diversity. The theme this year was “Exploring the Fun in Cultural Multiplicity”. Celebrations with different discussions and activities were also held under various sub-themes including mental wellness, sports and games, fun, African history and cultural awareness.

On the day of the climax, different groups, individuals, and nations made cultural presentations including spoken word and dance. The Kalenjin dancers were crowned winners at the event followed by South Sudan with the Masai dancers coming third. The Chief Guest at the event was the Narok Senator, Hon. Ledama Ole Kina.

Senator Ledama, who is frequently seen adorning his Masai Cultural regalia even at the Senate saluted the University, which has students and staff from over 30 countries, for the Cultural showcase. The Senator challenged the youth to live within their means noting that embracing even cultural wear is a simple and cost effective way to dress. He further urged the students to stand up as good ambassadors for their cultures, communities and be voices for the kind of society that they desired to live in. He said this as he shared his experience of fundraising for needy Maasai young people by taking long walks when he was in the USA.

The Cultural week is an annual event at the University which is organized by the student’s body, CUEASO. In 2019, the Congolese students carried the day with their cultural presentation.