MP Mishi Mboko Graduates From USIU

The lawmaker took to social media to celebrate her milestone in form of the Masters Degree that she received during the university’s 43rd commencement ceremony held at its graduation square.

MP Mishi Mboko Graduates From USIU

Likoni Member of Parliament Mishi Mboko graduated from the United States International University-Africa (USIU) with a masters degree on Saturday, September 25.

The lawmaker took to social media to celebrate her milestone in form of the Masters Degree that she received during the university’s 43rd commencement ceremony held at its graduation square. 

MP Mboko graduated with a Masters Degree in International Relations (IR) on Saturday, the same date as her birthday. 

Likoni Member of Parliament Mishi Mboko poses with her Masters Degree that she received during the 43rd commencement ceremony held at USIU-Africa on September 25, 2021. /TWITTER

She expressed gratitude to those who supported and encouraged her to finish her studies and also thanked those who congratulated her for the latest achievement she made in her academic journey. 

"The day has finally come. What a journey this has been. Master of Arts in International Relations," the Likoni lawmaker wrote. 

Mboko graduated in 2005 from the University of Nairobi with a Diploma in Public Relations but went back to school to further her studies and acquire more knowledge.

Mboko joined Moi University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Communication and Public Relations. 

The 43rd ceremony was the first since 2019 to have a physical audience, though consisting of only the graduating students as guests followed the proceedings online. 

Last year's ceremony was held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Amongst the graduating students were four students who pursued a degree in Computer Science; Dharmik Karania, Jeet Gohil, Khushi Gupta and Abdihamid Ali, all from Nairobi. The four, through their innovation REWEBA (Remote Well Baby), emerged victorious in the Microsoft World Cup following their genius invention bent on saving people's lives. 

The team won prize money of Ksh 7.5 million ($75,000), a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and a Ksh5 million ($50,000) Microsoft Azure grant, a total of Ksh12.5 million. 

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi graced the event and commended USIU-Africa for its foresight of investing in robust ICT infrastructure that enabled it to immediately pivot to online teaching and learning which has seen the delivery of quality education to thousands of students. 

“The strength of any university is in its research productivity and I urge African universities to come together and pool resources to ensure that we effectively fight this and future pandemics. 

"I am aware and happy that USIU-Africa through its School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has engaged the Ministry of Health through the Public Private Partnerships and has started several projects aimed at fighting this pandemic.” she stated in her address.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi speaking during USIU's graduation ceremony on September 25, 2021. /TWITTER.EXPERIENCEUSIU