SATUK 2019/2020 Elections
Written by Janet Muthoni on February 13, 2019
Technical University of Kenya students’
Last year, the process had run through smoothly until it was time for the presidential votes to be counted. The candidates’ team that belonged to Mark Oroko an aspiring presidential candidate had all secured a win and it was certain that he too would secure the position. Politics is termed as a dirty game and even at campus level games are played too. It was before the counting that goons came in and disrupted the process and destroyed the ballot boxes.
Four days later the presidential election was repeated and Mark Oroko defeated Paul Karanja with a vote. Mark Oroko became president but later suspended with other SATUK members for fighting against the fee policy implemented by the school. Brenda Jepkosgei, former deputy president became the president.
With only one week
Some of the positions that will use delegates include; presidential (chairperson), secretary general, finance secretary and gender and social welfare. A debate had been held to remove the three delegates per department to 45 in the whole school so as to reduce power given to student leaders but it was in vain. It is hoped that the elections will be fair and each aspirant is ready for a win.