Kenya’s Dedan Kimathi University has honored former South African President Thabo Mbeki with an honorary degree for his role in liberating South Africa and his part in the African Renaissance, reports SABC.
Dedan Kimathi University, named after Kenya’s Mau Mau liberation hero Kimathi, awarded Thabo Mbeki with a Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) during its graduation ceremony.
Mbeki: indeed Mandela said during his first visit to Kenya of how much he admired Kimathi and other Kenyan freedom fighters. #SABCNEWS
— Sarah Kimani (@sarahkimani) April 28, 2017
Mbeki lauded the role of Kenya’s liberation heroes in South Africa’s liberation struggle, urging graduates at the university to emulate and complete the dreams of African forefathers during his speech.
President Thabo Mbeki planting a tree at the Africa Heroes Garden before the Graduation Ceremony. pic.twitter.com/HH8DF72yzH
— Mbeki Foundation (@TMFoundation_) April 28, 2017