Kibabii University students took to the ballot on 20th August 2021 to elect officials that shall serve in the 4th SOKU Governing Council for the next one year. The exercise coordinated by the Dean of Students Office realized a fair turnout amidst Covid-19 protocols enforced by the both the Campus Security as well as the National Police Service. According to the University (Amendment) Act, 2016, the election of the members of the Student Council is done through electoral colleges based on either academic departments, schools or faculties, where students of each department, school or faculty in the university elect three representatives, of whom at least one must be of opposite gender. The representatives then cast their ballot to elect the Student Governing Council consisting of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary General, Treasurer, Academic Secretary, Accommodation and Security Secretary and Special Interests Secretary.
As such, voting stations were clustered as per different Schools to ensure swift and highly controlled voting process. For students whose cohort was on vacation, a platform was provided which allowed them to cast their votes virtually.
In this year’s elections Tyson Muranda emerged top with 15 votes, followed by David Meta with 3 votes and a distant Mustaki Bramwel who garnered no vote. Other winners were Hyline Bonareri (Vice Chairperson), Gilbert Kiplangat Sigei (Secretary General), Pius Karanja Njane (Treasurer), Lucy Odira (Academic Secretary), Joram Mwenda (Accommodation and Security Secretary) and Mildrath Makori (Special Interests Secretary).
In her remarks, the Dean of Students Dr. Alice Chemutai lauded the student community for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner and exercising their democratic right through the ballot. She also thanked the Chairman of the Electoral Commission Dr. Munir Muganda for delivering a credible election for the students. The exercise was witnessed by Kanduyi Constituency Elections Coordinator (IEBC) Mr. Moses Simiyu among other officials.
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