Muslim Students Celebrate Grand Iftar.

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Mon, 2015-07-06 20:52

Omar and Duale

Just ten days before the end of Ramadhan fasting period, Muslim students at the University of Nairobi invited their Muslim leaders from Parliament to join them in breaking the fast – The Grand Iftar, a ceremony which took place at the Graduation Square, Main Campus on July, 6, 2015.

 

Speaking during the event, the Chief Guest, Hon. Aden Duale, the Senate Majority Leader narrated how far the Muslim community have come. From 200 Muslim students in 1992 to over 7,000 students in 2015, 38 Members of Parliament to 68 Members of Parliament, the Muslim community have a stake in the economy and in the country at large. He took the opportunity to thank the Christian community for having been very tolerant with the Muslims.

 

He advised students against joining radical groups like ISIS among others. He further urged them to use their education to have an impact on the education, economy and become the ambassadors of the Muslim religion.

 

Accompanied by honourable Hassan Omar, the Mombasa County Senator, Hon, Duale urged the students who are among learned in the society to use their resources to build Kenya, to stand united and tackle the narrative of radicalization.

 

On his part, Honourable Hassan Omar noted that the solution to terrorism rests with the Muslim community. Stereotyping the Muslims is not a solution. He urged the students to get education and apply their education for the betterment of the society.

 

Prof. Isaac Mbeche, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students Affairs who was also acting the Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the leaders to the University.

 

 

 

 

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