Chantelle Mukabi emerges as the winner of the African Nations Debate League

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By Fresher Diana

Chantelle Mukabi, Spoken Arts & Debate Society (SADS Chair) was recently named as the winner of the annual African Nations Debate League, where she and Kagia Samuel (SADS Vice Chair) were representatives of Team Kenya, beating all other teams from the continent. In addition to the win, Chantelle scooped the award for second best speaker while Kagia was named as the sixth best speaker at the tournament.

Last weekend, Chantelle and Kagia were also selected to be adjudicators at a Canadian tournament known as the Linked Key Debate Tournament hosted in Toronto. The pair adjudicated the open semi-finals and were also selected to chair the tournament’s grand finale, serving alongside an adjudication panel made up of the top 5 judges in the tournament.

Whilst the African Nations Debate League was taking place over the weekend, SADS was also participating in The Ivory Tower Debate (TITD). Representing SADS was Public Relations Officer James Wandui and Executive Secretary Fresher Diana. It was a virtual tournament organized by the Makerere Debate Union with over 20 teams participating from all over Africa.

The society has more upcoming events during the semester, with the team planning to participate in the Korea World Debate Championship, set to take place from July 7-14, 2021. SADS will be represented by Chantelle Mukabi and Kagia Samuel who received a full scholarship by the Korea Worlds Committee to participate. SADS will also participate in the annual Pan African University Debate Championships scheduled to take place in Botswana between December 8 and December 16, 2021. The society will also take part in the Belgrade World Debate Championship 2022.

As a club, SADS has witnessed immense growth in this year alone and we are yet to soar higher and make interactions across the globe through our associations. Our aim to build partnerships through empowerment and strength not only in Africa but all over the world. We strongly believe that SADS is more than just a club but rather a guiding tool for university students to gain confidence and courage in order to improve the quality of life by expressing themselves.

For more information on the society and how to join, please contact us on sads@clubs.usiu.ac.ke

Read about other SADS achievements here.

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