Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ferdinand Omanyala, the 8th fastest man in the world and the fastest African was among the 220 people celebrated on Mashujaa Day 2021.

The UoN 2nd year, Bsc, Chemistry student said that it was an honour to be honoured. He was speaking at the Mashujaa day celebrations in Kirinyanga County.

‘It has been a journey, people have been seeing me this year but they have not seen the hardest part of the journey. One thing I would like to tell you,  is, if you are playing sports, if you are doing anything, never give up. Never give up on anything that you are doing. There have been ups and downs here and there but all in all you have to keep  persisting. I had no idea that it would take me five years to see my efforts bear fruit in the athletics career.”

Ferdinand Omanyala's Instagram post on being honored on Wednesday, 
Oct 20,2021 

Omanyala said this earlier this week as he was being honored by University of Nairobi Students Association Council (UNSA) and the Dean of Students office.

In the event that was tagged, ‘Omanyala’s homecoming’  at the university of Nairobi Chandaria Auditorium, the fastest man in Africa was celebrated and given a goat and a mounted picture of himself and a cake decorated with his fastest time 9.76s.  

Other sports men that were honored at the Mashujaa day celebrations  are ex-footballer, Dennis Oliech and rugby legend Humphrey Khayange, and new women’s half marathon world record holder Ruth Chepngetich.

Last year during Mashujaa Day Celebrations, Prof. Omu Anzala and Dr. Loice Ombajo were among those honored from the UoN Community.

The University of Nairobi continues to be a place of impact and moulding individuals all round to be the best version of themselves.