KENYA AWARDS MBEKI WITH HONORARY DEGREE
Published: 28 April 2017
Last Updated: 28 April 2017
28 Apr 2017
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has received an honorary degree from Kenya's Dedan Kimathi University for his role in the liberation of South Africa as well the African Renaissance.
The University, which is named after Kenyan Mau Mau liberation hero Kimathi, awarded Mbeki a Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) during the institution's 6th graduation ceremony in Central Kenya.
Among those who witnessed the conferment of the degree is the late Kimathi's widow Mukami Kimathi.
The University's Vice Chancellor Prof. Ndirangu Kioni read the citation for the award of the degree to Mbeki.
In his acceptance speech, Mbeki lauded the role of Kenya's liberation heroes in South Africa's liberation struggle.
He urged graduates at the university to emulate and complete the dreams of African forefathers.
Former President Thabo Mbeki going to plant a tree at the Africa Heroes Garden before the Graduation Ceremony