MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY AND MACHAKOS GK PRISON EMBRACE PARTNERSHIP
On 26th July, 2018, Machakos University and Machakos GK Prison (includes, Machakos Women GK Prison and Machakos Men GK Prison) laid a foundation for collaboration and partnerships in a colourful session presided over by Prof. Peter Mwita (the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Linkages) on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu.
In a speech read on her behalf by Prof. Peter Mwita, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu pointed out that it is time to embrace change:
“Things have changed, they will change today and tomorrow, and so we must also change. I recall the days when prisons used to be places of torture and punishment, but today, have changed and they are now correctional facilities. One thing that is always clear is that we must always bend to the direction of change. It is often said that those trees that resist the direction of the wind always find themselves broken, so are people who do not embrace change.” The Vice-chancellor advised.
In his own talk, Prof. Mwita advised the staff to embrace every moment as a learning a moment. Drawing lessons from a fool and a wise person, Prof. Mwita said:
“My advice is that as we pursue these initiatives and without the intention to offend anyone, let us act both as fools and wise people. As you may be aware, a fool learns from his or her own mistakes, while a wise person learns from the mistakes of a fool. The implication is that let each moment in our lives be a learning moment.”
“Our coming together will not be meaningful, if nothing good comes out of it. For this reason, it will be prudent that we pursue activities that promote the interest of our society. These include; skills development in areas of vocational and industrial training, environmental best practices, general capacity building, recreation and leisure.” Prof. Mwita said in his closing remarks