University of Eldoret Politics takes the Final Lap this Week

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By Benson Sifuna

Politics in University of Eldoret has taken a new and rather much clear way as we rally towards the d-day for voting. The University set the voting date at 2nd April 2015 which makes the elections scheduled for Thursday this week.

These elections are a test to whether the students have gone back to the tribal ways or they have decided to leave tribal affiliations out of university education and embrace peace and co-existence within the university. The previous UESO was mainly or majorly almost 100% represented by the Kalenjins who took up all the seats except one that was taken up by a student from a different community .

Just how will the 3rd UESO council be constituted? Will it be a duplicate of the previous one  that was led by majorly incompetent and non-delivering student leaders who had scandals such as kidnapping? . No major advancements by the previous UESO came to reality.

In a rather new twist some electoral positions have been merged to come up with one post. These are the Health Director Post and the Catering Director to come up with the Health and Catering Director. It’s also rumored that the UESO next SGC will comprise of one postgraduate student at the post of Vice Chairperson.

Here is a list of shortlisted candidates and the successful aspirants for the positions:-

The Post of Chairperson

  1. Kipyego Kiprono Jesse AGE/055/12
  2. Kevin Ongwano EDA/152/12

Secretary General

  1. Mandere D. Obondi EDA/104/12
  2. Joseph Karimi Mutahi BBU/077/12

Director of Finance

  1. Yegon Kimutai Ronald AGE/007/12
  2. Jeremiah Kimau Wambua EDS/107/12

Director of Academics

  1. Domokamar Plimo Sylvester EPE/008/12
  2. Jakoyo Musikoyo Sebastian EDA/210/12
  3. Naibei O. Kiprotich SCE/123/13

Director of Entertainment

  1. Cosmas Muthomi BBU/026/13

Director of Accommodation and Security

  1. Stephen Ngei Mwai SLM/001/12
  2. Cheruiyot V. Terer SCE/068/12

Director of Health and Catering

  1. Chepkirui Valerine AGE/054/12
  2. Nelly Dianah Elima EDA/181/12

Director of Games and Sports

  1. Kiptui Kelvin Biwott EDS/082/12

Director of Editorial Services

  1. Clinton N. Momanyi SCE/001/12

Director of Students with Disabilities

  1. Oliver Kibet AGE/047/13
  2. Fredrick Muhoro MPE/024/13
  3. Masaba Caroline FO/024/12

UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

Vice Chairperson

  1. Kibiwott Sospeter NRM/PGWM/04/14

Post of Secretary General

  1. Silas Kiplimo Rotich EDA/049/12

Director of Academics

  1. Sakonyi W. Isaiah EDA/024/12

Director of Entertainment

  1. Edwin Koech AGE/016/13

Director Postgraduate Students

  1. Edwin Kipkoech NRM/PGWM/03/14

Let’s hope that students will observe high degree of discipline and maturity during this years UESO elections.

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