Written by on January 30, 2019

Students from Mount Kenya University Nairobi campus yesterday questioned aspiring candidates on their promises to them, the candidates were yesterday put to the task of explaining their Manifesto to the students and how they plan to achieve it. the debate which was attended by the students was held at MKU towers Nairobi with the participation of the election body which was there to ensure that everything ran in an orderly manner and  in accordance with the MKUSA constitution.

The debate had contestants vying for the sports and social welfare secretary position, treasurer and academic secretary the general secretary and Vice chairperson. each candidate was mandated to highlight what their plan was if elected and convince the students that they are the right people for the different positions they are vying for.

The Vice Chairperson’s position has three contestants, Syanda Lydia Mawia from the school of Education, Martha Kaburo GItuto from the school of Business and Kering Jeptanui Emily from the school Education. These aspirants have a number manifestos which include proper sanitation and quality healthcare to the students.  the General Secretary position has one contestant,  Achieng Martha.

The treasurer and Academic secretary has two participants Lemaron William from the school of business and Moegi Jacob   with a message of academic trips and their availability when needed by the students to address any issue concerning academics.

The Sports and Social welfare  docket  has  George Maweu Ndatia, Sosten Ochieng and Abdiaziz Hassan as  contestants with the promise of activating clubs and introduction of indoor games and also a push for the compensation to students participating in various school activities.

The next debate will take place today  30TH January putting the chairperson’s position contestants to the task of proving they are the best candidates. The position has two contestants Ahmed Bishar Aress   and Philip Agumba from the School of Business .

The delegate elections will be held  on 31st January this Thursday who in turn will select the leaders on 1st of February, this is in accordance with the universities amendment act that was signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta in  2016, that saw a change in leadership structure and the election process where delegates elect leaders as opposed to the popular vote system.

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