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MMUST Marks Staff End of Year Prayer Day at the Graduation Square!

MMUST Chaplaincy during the event.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology has today, 22nd December 2022 marked the annual Staff End of Year Prayer Day to give thanks to God for his blessings and grace throughout the year. The event, which took place at the graduation square, involved all MMUST staff, including the top Management.

Speaking during the prayer day, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Solomon Shibairo stated that although the University has experienced a few challenges, MMUST staff has remained resilient. “We thank God because he has enabled us to run the University this far despite the challenges. I assure you that the Management is committed to addressing all problems facing the University, especially those relating to staff welfare,” said Prof. Shibairo.

A section of MMUST staff sings a hymn during the sermon2

A section of the Management during the prayer day.

“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us,” quoted the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance), Prof. John Kuria Thuo while giving his remarks during the event. He advised the staff to be thankful to God at all times and asked them to pray for people in leadership positions. “Since the beginning of the year, we have improved as a University and we pray that we continue growing,” he added.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs), Prof. Hussein Golicha, reiterated that each individual at MMUST has a lot to thank God for. On the other hand, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Research and Innovation), Prof. Charles Mutai, appreciated the good work that all MMUST staff has put in, to enable the University achieve its vision. “We value your efforts and commitment to serving this institution. I urge you to continue with the same so that we can attain our goal,” said. Prof. Mutai.

A section of MMUST staff sings a hymn during the sermon3

A section of MMUST staff sings a hymn during the sermon.

Rev. Prof. Willis Otuya, while speaking to the congregation, pointed out that some of the things that the staff should be grateful for include; life, peaceful elections and transition of power, as well as surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Fr. Dr. Kizito Muchanga, who gave the sermon, emphasized the need to be grateful to God, saying that He has been present throughout the year.

The University Unions, UASU, KUSU and KUDHEIHA requested for better work conditions for the staff in their respective categories. Dr. Bernard Omogo, Mr. Gregory Lidzanga and Mr. Victor Amasese represented the three Unions respectively. The Chairperson, Mr. Samuel Ombui Motari, also represented the MMUSO Student Executive Council.

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