The Students’ Electoral College at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology went to the polls on Monday to elect new officials.
A third year civil engineering student, Vincent Simiyu, was elected the Chairman of the Students’ Governing Council.
He garnered 20 votes beating his lone competitor, Charles Nyakumbo who got 18 of the 38 votes of the delegates.
The other elected council members were Carolyne Wachira, Vice Chairperson, Gerald Maina, Secretary General, Amon Kiptarus, treasurer, Adson Were, academics secretary, John Mwanza, director of sports and entertainment and Lucy Kemunto the director of gender.
This is the second election under the amended Act put in place by former Education Cabinet Secretary,Dr. Fred Matiang’i in December 2016 where the delegate system replaced the popular vote.
The Act stipulates that the students’ fraternity, in public and private universities, be ruled by a Students’ Governing Council consisting of the chairperson, vice chairperson who must be of the opposite gender, a treasurer, a secretary general and three other members who represent special interests.
Simiyu promised to agitate for the rights and the welfare of the electorate and appealed for support from colleagues.
“I am going to engage the university administration to ensure that matters to do with the students’ welfare are
prioritised,” he said.
By Sammy Mwibanda/Dickens Akivaga