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Oct 17 - Oct 23 ISSUE 36 2014

Afrizos Diary:
Updates on the US Trip
Since their arrival in the USA, Afrizo has had a
packed itinerary. The team arrived in Philadelphia on
6th October, 2014 and hit the road running. They
were received by Ron Payne of Enon Tabernacle
Church. Their rst performance in Philadelphia
was on 7th October at Center City Bible study,
where they got to experience the African American
Church. That evening Afrizo held a concert at Enon
Tabernacle Church, that saw many people attend.
I was coming to bible study and I got a once in a
life time concert/praise and worship all in one, said
Jada; one of the audience who attended the concert.
On Thursday 9th October 2014, the team had the
opportunity to visit historical places in Philadelphia;
they visited the Independence hall, where they got
to see the congress hall, where the declaration of
Americas independence was made. Other sites
visited included Benjamin Franklins home, printing
press museum and other historical places within city.
On the evening of 9th October, Afrizo had their
last concert in Philadelphia at Old Pine Presbyterian
Church, and the following day they left for New
Jersey and New York City. Here the team got to
do one performance in New York City and two in
New Jersey; they performed at Brick Church in New
York City in a concert that started at 6:30pm. On
Sunday 12th October 2014, the team performed in
the Sunday morning service of Presbyterian Church
Afrizo in performance at a church in Philadelphia.
of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, where they got
to sing a couple of songs. They also sang with the
church choir. Rocky Govedi, a Communication
student at Daystar University, who is doing internship
in Washington DC took a video of the performance
and also did an interview with the team, for a media
company that he is working with. On the evening
of the same day, Afrizo had their rst concert in
New Jersey and as usual the team brought the house
down; the congregation was really ecstatic.
The last day at New Jersey and New York City
saw Afrizo tour New York City, thanks to Jennifer
Randolph; the Afrizo US tour coordinator. The
team got to see the Statue of Liberty, Ground zero;
where the 9/11 took place and Top of the Rock at
Rockefeller center, from where one is able to see the
whole of New York City. On 13th October 2014,
they caught their ight to South Carolina.
Infospot wishes Afrizo success as they traverse the
USA to raise funds for our University.
Daystar Valley Road Campus
Students hold Fun Day
It was a day of fun and activities as Daystar
University, Nairobi campus students held fun day
at Oak place training and conference centre on
Saturday 11th October 2014. The theme of fun day
was, in French, Je suis pour Samuser (I am to
have fun) and Spanish, Soi divertido (I am fun),
and fun, they had.
The event which started at 9.30a.m was
packed with activities as Daystar University
thespians showcased their talents and gifting,
including music by Johnson Mwaniki, a diploma
Communication student. Other activities included
dancing competition, with the audience as judges,
eating competition, swimming, football and crazy
marathon, where students, in groups of 4, did a
backward racing.
The MCs of the day were Stig Mutuku, Solomon
Soya, Consul Wekesa, Dennis Omwenga, Fidel
Odhiambo and Silas Rono. The six took turn in
emceeing at different occasion. The DJ was Joseph
Among the staff who attended included Prof.
Bernard Boyo, Dean Community Life, Henry Kahiu,
Assistant Registrar and Sosnes Olindo, Marketing
AFRIZO posing on the famous Rocky Steps otherwise known as the
Art Museum steps in Philadelphia.
It has been a tough and grueling weekend for the
Daystar Falcons Men Basketball Team as they lost to
Zetech University 72 - 56 in a game pitting the two
universities for a hotly contested quarter nals, in the
Nairobi Basketball Association Division 2 league.
Daystar upset Zetech 62 - 60 to tie the series at
1 - 1 but still failed to qualify having lost the previous
day by 14 points. Daystar played the game of their
live and led by more than the required 16 points
to secure their win, in the 3rd quarter. Vincent
Odhiambo prepped Zetech with 14 points while
David Julius scored 12 points for Daystar University.
Francis Wanaswa and David Julius recorded some
of their best performances this season with career
highs of 24 and 23 points respectively.
Meanwhile the Daystar the Falcon Ladies Basket
Ball (FLBB) team beat Jomo Kenyatta University
of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in their
Zuku League game at United States International
University (USIU), 38-28. Laura Makokha strung
15 points home for the ladies. They however lost
45-22 on their Sunday game to Zetech University
who overpowered them through their experienced
Sports Round up
national team forwards. Stephie Ngabire managed
9 points for Daystar.
FLBB team managed to leave a trail of victory
all through to the nals except for losing to African
Nazarene University (ANU) 19-6, only settling
for the 1st runners up after an epic encounter
with Strathmore. The FLBB managed to challenge
University of Nairobi 46-38 and JKUAT 26-23.
Other Falcon teams that also participated in
last weekends JKUAT open tournament included
the Handball, Netball, Hockey, Indoor and Board
games teams. The Falcons Men Basket Ball team
reached semi-nals after an unfair exit. They played
against JKUAT to lose 20 -8 but rebounded back to
beat Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) 11-7.
In Rugby, the Falcons kicked off this years fteens
season with wounded pride after suffering a defeat
to United States International University (USIU) at
the Impala oodlights tournament last weekend.
The Fifteens season follows after the just concluded
Sevens season where the Falcon Rugby team had
an impressive performance.
Keep up the spirit, Falcons.
Daystar Falcons play against Zetech Guards.
Library Update
Stigma Management Communication: A Case of Tungiasis in Muranga County. By Stephen G. Komotho,
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication
Stigma management communication (SMC) refers to the efforts of stigmatized individuals to control information
about their spoiled identity during a communication process. The need to manage stigma communication stems
from the range of negative outcomes linked to stigma, such as devalued social identities, prejudice, stereotyping
and social isolation. The purpose of this study was to establish how stigma messages associated with tungiasis are
managed through communication processes. Specically, the study set out to describe the nature of tungiasis stigma
communication, identify types of tungiasis stigmas, investigate the attitude adopted by individuals suffering from
tungiasis during stigma communication, and describe the outcomes of tungiasis stigma communication.
Stakeholders Roles in Implementing the Readmission Policy on Adolescent Mothers in Public Secondary Schools
in Kikuyu District, Kiambu County, Kenya. By Naomi Mbugua - Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Although the Government Readmission Policy on girls who get pregnant while in schools was launched ofcially in
1999 and clear implementation guidelines formulated by March 2011, there are still challenges in regard to effective
and active participation by adolescent mothers in schools. Explored literature show that previous studies on the policy
have not considered adolescent mothers already in schools, their aspirations and challenges involved, but focused
on whether readmission was taken seriously. Therefore, there was a need to ll this gap with a study on stakeholders
roles in implementing the Government Readmission Policy on adolescent mothers in public secondary schools in
Kenya. In order to carry out an in-depth study, the researcher focused on one district, Kikuyu, in Kiambu County.
The key questions that guided the study sought information on the extent to which the key stakeholders in public
secondary schools in Kikuyu District are aware of the Readmission Policy Guidelines; the extent to which stakeholders
are prepared to implement the policy effectively; ways in which stakeholders use the policy to raise aspirations of the
adolescent mothers in their studies; the key stakeholders response to the Readmission Policy Guidelines; challenges
faced in the process of promoting effective implementation of the Readmission Policy Guidelines and how best the
policy could be implemented.
To nd out more on these two theses, kindly visit any of our libraries.
It was a solemn moment for the Daystar community as they
celebrated the life of one of their own, Spencer Awuor
Orimba (pic right), during her funeral service held at DAC
Auditorium on Thursday October 16, 2014. The late Spencer
was a rst year Diploma Communication student.
The service, which run from 8:00am to 9:00am was attended
by Vice Chancellor, Dr. Timothy Wachira, DVC Academic
Affairs Rev. Prof. James Kombo, Dean Community Life, Prof.
Bernard Boyo, University Chaplain, Rev. Steven Nduto, Mr.
Sospeter Orimba, father to the deceased. Mrs. Benta Orimba,
mother to the diseased, faculty, staff, students, and friends.
Speaking to the mourners the Vice Chancellor comforted the
family saying that although Spencer has gone ahead, death is
inevitable and we are all ended there. The family was very appreciative to Daystar University for standing
with them during the trying time. I have children in other universities, but I have never seen anything like
what Daystar University has done for my family, said Mrs. Orimba adding that she will come to Daystar
for her masters degree, in order to accomplish her daughters dream.
During the service the Communication Department, in particular the diploma students led by the Head
of Department, Dr. Rahab Nyaga and Mrs. Hellen Maleche took the centre stage; they sang songs,
made speeches and eulogized their friend. The funeral will take place on Saturday October 18, 2014
in Nyakach, Kisumu County.
Chaplaincy wishes to notify the community of the passing on of
Maureen Muthoni Kariuki (pic right), a communication
major student. Maureen died on Tuesday October 14, 2014
in her parents house in Mountain View. Memorial service for
the late Maureen will be held on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at
DAC Auditorium, Nairobi Campus from 8:00 to 9:00am. Her
body will be laid to rest in Mramati, Nanyuki on Wednesday,
October 22, 2014.
Mrs. Mary Otieno, Administrator, School of Arts & Humanities
has lost her father in-law, Larius O. Makedi who passed
away on the night of 13th October, 2014 at Bama Nursing
Home - Siaya. The late Mr. Makedi was father to Rev. Michael
O. Makedi, Vicar ACK St. Pauls Church, Athi River. He was
grandfather to Martha A. Otieno - 3rd Year Communication
Please keep the bereaved families in prayer
Memorial Service for Late Spencer Awuor Orimba
THEME: Forgiveness
Colossians 3:13,
forgive as the Lord forgave you
Date: 21th October 2014
Recess (Staff Chapel HRM)
Date: 23rd October 2014
Small Group
Date: 19th October 2014
Date: 21th October 2014
Recess (Staff Chapel HRM)
Date: 23rd October 2014
Small Group
Date: 24th October 2014
Speaker: Constable Hesborn
Bible Reference: (Matt 5:23-24)
Chapel Diary
A person who is worthy of being a leader wants power not for
himself, but in order to be of service.
US Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr
Weekly Inspiration
Rev. Dr. Peterson Mwangi (above) attended a conference
dubbed, Emergency Leadership Conference at Strathmore
University from 6th to 7th October 2014 and presented a
paper titled Morality, Drug Abuse and the Family. The
conference, whose theme was The Role you play in
Economic Development and the Family, was sponsored by
the World Youth Alliance. Other key note presentations were
made by Hon. John Mututho (Chairman NACADA), Mrs. Julie
Gichuru (Royal Media), Mrs. Susan Mwongera (CEO Youth
Agenda), Pastor. Simon Mbevi (Mavuno Church) and Mr.
Charles Kanjama (LSK Council Member) among others. For
more details about the conference please visit
Student Counselor
Presents Paper
at International Conference
Kindly note, mid semester recess for August 2014 semester is
on Monday 20th Oct to Tuesday 21st Oct. Classes
resume on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Application for special exams, for August 2014 semester is
on. Forms are available at the Admissions and Records ofces
in Athi River and Nairobi campus. For those in Mombasa
Campus, forms are available at the Coordinators ofce (Mr.
Peter Masindano).
Deadline for returning the application form, to the exams ofce
is 31st Oct, 2014.