Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country. It has been in existence for decades and seen many leaders come and go. But, throughout all that while, and unlike the neighboring Kenyatta University, JKUAT has never published a single students’ magazine. Until word started going round about a week ago that they were, in fact, in the final stages of production.
Commissioned by the office of their current Secretary General, Joel Onono (who also doubles up as the Editor-In-Chief) the magazine – aptly labelled ‘Insight’ – is expected to be out today and will be released to the students during an official launch at the institution’s Basketball Court tomorrow, in an event that will be graced by renowned acts such as Timmy Tdat and DJ Kalonje.
Speaking to the writer of this article, Joel Onono says, “It was about time JKUAT had a magazine for the students, by the students. They needed to know that their voices matter.” Asked why he decided to produce the first ever students’ magazine in years, Mr. Onono says, “Every great leadership needs a legacy. This is mine. And I’m not stopping here just yet. Because JKUAT deserves a leader who cares.”