MKUSA’S ASPIRANTS FINAL STRETCH.
Written by Brian Amwai on January 31, 2019
The campaigns were closed officially on Wednesday after the much anticipated MKUSA chairman debate, the debate which was arbitrated by the dean of of students Nairobi campus Martin Muiruri, took place on the 7th floor of MKU towers. The room was packed to capacity as the two main aspirants tried to convince the students why they are best fit to hold that position.
The contestants took to the podium to talk about their manifesto and answer questions from students, who were keen to listen to their plans and find out exactly how they plan to achieve them once elected on 1st of February.
The two contestants, Ahmed Bishar Aress and Philip Agumba, had a shared vision on Allowances to students participating in various co curriculum activities , Clubs, the gym and also proper sanitation.
Bishar also touched on the issue of attachment promising to work hand in hand with the administration to see to it that students get attachment opportunities, courtesy of the administration. he said this is to prevent the hassling that comes as result of seeking attachment opportunities which leads to late graduation due to a lot of time wasted in search of the same. He also promised to work on the gym within his first 60 days in office.
His opponent Philip Agumba made Missing marks his biggest agenda, he said he will work to ensure that the missing marks issues are handled in the Nairobi campus, as opposed to the current system where one has to travel to Thika main campus to sought out the issue. Agumba also promised to work on career talks by having experts talk to students about their field of expertise.
The final say now lies with the delegates who will be voted in today, 50 delegates will be elected out of the 69 contesting, to choose the leaders tomorrow 1st February. The delegates are to elect leaders who the students feel is the right person to act as a link between them and the administration. The delegates will be elected in by students from their faculties, each faculty will have a number of delegates representing them depending on the number of students in that particular department.