The new Student Council and Congress of the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) have taken a solemn oath of office, June 16, 2017 under the University (Amendment) Act 2016. The students swore to uphold, defend and protect the rights of the University students as stipulated in the JKUSA Constitution.
The newly elected Chairman, Asman Omondi, assured the University Management that he will lead his comrades without fear or favor and with the utmost transparency. He urged his fellow leaders to take this opportunity and make a difference in students’ affairs.
“I hope the University administration will guide and nurture us into these positions and that my fellow colleagues will govern with the mantra that leadership is about service,” said Omondi.
The outgoing Secretary General, Joel Onono, challenged the new council to lead their fellow students with wisdom, character and integrity. “I have interacted with most of you along the corridors and I know you are capable leaders who will not let the University languish in chaos,” attested Onono.
In her remarks, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, while congratulating the elected council, she appreciated the maturity observed during the elections. “I understand that this was a transition to the new amended University Act and I want to commend both the winners and losers for how you carried yourselves during the election period,” she noted.
Prof. Imbuga urged the student to become ambassadors of the University and help the institution curb examination cheating, among other vices such as irresponsible drinking, drug abuse and sexual immorality. This, she said, will protect the reputation of the University as an Institute of global excellence in training, research and innovation for development and also maintain high morals and standards that would endear students to their peers.
The new Student Council was also addressed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Registrar, Academic Affairs, Dr. Esther Muoria, and Dean of Students, Emma Omulokoli, who congratulated the incoming student council and informed them of the administration’s open door policy, imploring them to exercise responsible leadership and promote dialogue between the students’ fraternity and the administration.