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Sept. 26, 2016

Kenyan Senator delivers inspiring speech at Stetson’s Values Day

Stetson LawSenator Nyong’o from Kenya recently spoke at Stetson University’s Values Day on Monday 19th September. Stetson University Values Day is an annual tradition to celebrate the university’s commitment to the core values of personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship, and Senator Nyong’o was there to talk about “Leaders: Men and Women Who Make a Difference.”

At this event Senator Nyong’o discussed Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and President Barack Obama, while describing his formative experiences with historic colonialism in Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in the US. He said, “A leader is not feared. He or she is respected. A good leader does not repress. He or she inspires.”

Senator Nyong’o teaches at the University of Nairobi in the department of political science and public administration. He is currently Senator for Kisumu County, a member of the Senate Committee of Finance, Budget and Commerce and chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Accounts and Investments. Senator Nyong’o was first elected to Parliament in Kenya in 1992, and has served in several capacities including Minister for Planning and National Development and Minister for Medical Services. He is also father to actor and filmmaker Lupita Nyong’o.

Senator Nyong’o told the audience, “A good leader makes a positive impact on people’s lives.”

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Content added on 26th September 2016.

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