The new team of elected officials of the Jomo Kenyatta Students Association (JKUSA) has taken the oath of office under the new JKUSA Constitution to represent the students’ fraternity who elected them into office.
Speaking on behalf of the new JKUSA Council after the swearing-in ceremony, Thursday March 17, the incoming JKUSA President Anyungu Wanyungu appreciated all the students for their historic and overwhelming support accorded to them during the elections that culminated in the election of representatives who will articulate their welfare.
Mr. Wanyungu said under his leadership, JKUSA would champion inclusiveness and urged his contemporaries and all the JKUAT students to guard against things that normally divide the students’ fraternity along college and satellite campus lines, adding that all students should embrace one another and work hard. “Time for politics is over. We should get down to work. There should be no college differences or tribalism” which he said, “…has killed the country.”
He promised to champion inclusiveness in serving all the students and pledged to reclaim what he referred to as “The lost glory.”
Addressing the incoming team of elected officials drawn from all the JKUAT Campuses, former JKUSO President Mr. Erick Jomo reminded the JKUSA Council that the task of running the Association lies squarely on them, and called for teamwork to deliver on their new mandate.
The swearing in ceremony was presided over by the University Legal Officer Vivian Waithaka assisted by the Dean of Students Mrs. Emma Omulokoli.
The Students’ Council was also addressed by the Dean of Students who appreciated the team that oversaw the election process, while the University Chaplain Fr. Lawrence Njoroge, urged the incoming leaders to exercise leadership that transcends students’ politics and challenged them to aspire to provide leadership at the national level.
The JKUSA Parliament elected Masese Hiram Oigoro as the Speaker while Bernadette Aluku Omoding will be the Deputy Speaker.
Meanwhile, the JKUSA Students’ Council is scheduled to undergo a two-day leadership induction training.