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[PHOTOS] KU celebrates its 51st graduation ceremony

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

In Summary

•For Kibochi, the conferment of PhD is a huge milestone given his rise in the service.

•Since his appointment as Chief of Defence Forces in May 4, 2020, Kibochi who was enlisted into the Kenya Defence Forces on May 18, 1979 has been pushing for a mission ready slogan.

Kenyatta University held its 51st graduation ceremony on Friday.

This is the first physical graduation ceremony since the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was steered by the Chancellor Dr Benson Wairegi who conferred Degrees and awarded Diplomas and Certificates at the institution's graduation square.

Speaking during the ceremony, PS for State Department of University Education and Research Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi encouraged the graduates to use the knowledge they've gained to solve the unemployment crisis in the country.

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance," he added.

Among the graduands is the Chief of Defence Forces general Robert Kibochi who was conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (Peace and Conflict Management) Degree. Kibochi becomes the first sitting Army Chief with such a Degree.

He has been studying peace and conflict management and has qualified to be conferred with the degree at the 51st graduation ceremony to be held on Friday.

Kibochi said he is delighted and honoured to be conferred with the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

KU Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi awards the Chief of Defence Forces general Robert Kibochi with a Doctor of Philosophy (Peace and Conflict Management) Degree under the watch of the VC Prof. Waceke Wanjohi at Kenyatta University on July 22, 2022
KU Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi awards the Chief of Defence Forces general Robert Kibochi with a Doctor of Philosophy (Peace and Conflict Management) Degree under the watch of the VC Prof. Waceke Wanjohi at Kenyatta University on July 22, 2022
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KU's Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Waceke Wanjohi during the commissioning of graduands as the institution celebrates its 51st graduation ceremony on July 22, 2022.
KU's Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Waceke Wanjohi during the commissioning of graduands as the institution celebrates its 51st graduation ceremony on July 22, 2022.
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Kenyatta University main entrance along Thika Road on July 22, 2022.
Kenyatta University main entrance along Thika Road on July 22, 2022.
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Tight security during the graduation ceremony.
Tight security during the graduation ceremony.
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Graduands celebrate the 51st graduation ceremony at Kenyatta University.
Graduands celebrate the 51st graduation ceremony at Kenyatta University.
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PS, State Department of University Education and Research Ambassador Nabukwesi addresses the graduates.
PS, State Department of University Education and Research Ambassador Nabukwesi addresses the graduates.
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PhD graduands during Kenyatta University graduation ceremony, the Chief of Defence Forces general Robert Kibochi(R) graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy(Peace and Conflict Management) Degree on July 22, 2022
PhD graduands during Kenyatta University graduation ceremony, the Chief of Defence Forces general Robert Kibochi(R) graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy(Peace and Conflict Management) Degree on July 22, 2022
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Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University Prof. Waceke Wanjohi during the institution's 51st graduation ceremony on July 22, 2022
Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University Prof. Waceke Wanjohi during the institution's 51st graduation ceremony on July 22, 2022
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Graduands celebrate the 51st graduation ceremony at Kenyatta University.
Graduands celebrate the 51st graduation ceremony at Kenyatta University.
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KU Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi shakes hands with Dr. Kristina Wambui Pratt who was awarded the Honorary Degree of Human Letters.
KU Chancellor, Dr. Benson Wairegi shakes hands with Dr. Kristina Wambui Pratt who was awarded the Honorary Degree of Human Letters.
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67 with PhDs among the graduands during the graduation ceremony.
67 with PhDs among the graduands during the graduation ceremony.
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A group photo of the graduands who have graduated with PhD, at Kenyatta University on July 22, 2022, among the is Gen. Kibochi.
A group photo of the graduands who have graduated with PhD, at Kenyatta University on July 22, 2022, among the is Gen. Kibochi.
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