DeKUT International Students, Staff and Visiting Professors treated to a rare cultural feat

“Culture makes people understand each other better and this is why DeKUT strives to foster inter-cultural integration for her international students and staff. 

On 26th and 27th April, 2019 DeKUT international students, staff and Visiting Professors had an opportunity to go on a guided tour to Kigera Cultural Village, the Nyeri National Museum and the Mau Mau Caves at Marua.   During the tour, the international guests learned about the Agikuyu traditions and customs, tasted the kikuyu cuisines as well as enjoying entertainment from the Cultural group.  They also learned more about the Mau Mau movement and the struggle for Kenya’s independence.

Photo 1: Prof. Akihiko Saito and Prof. Minoru Sasaki, Visiting Professors from Japan and who were both conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by DeKUT in April, 2019 at Kigera Cultural Village

Photo 2: Mr. Sebastian Al-Halabi, a staff from the University of Saarland, Germany, Ms Annette Pfunder an IAESTE exchange student from Technical University of Munich, Germany with kikuyu traditional dancers

Photo 3: Ms. Pfunder adorned with the kikuyu traditional attire  

Photo 4: Ms. Pfunder, Mr. Ali Abdel a Sudanese student enrolled at the Siemens Center and Mr. Al-Halabi in traditional attire.

Photo 5: Ms. Pfunder being shown how to grind cereals the traditional way

Photo 6: Mr. Al-Halabi sampling traditional brew

Photo 7 : Prof. Sasaki, with the curator at the Nyeri National Museum

Photo 8: Prof. Sasaki during a tour of Mau Mau caves at Marua