A new crop of sixty three student leaders recently elected to steer the JKUAT student leadership for the next one year took oath of office with a pledge to promote responsible leadership aimed at serving the entire JKUAT student fraternity now totaling over 30, 000 students. Halake Guyo, the new Chairman of Jomo Kenyatta University Students Organization (JKUSO), used his inaugural speech to assure his colleagues, his leadership would be all inclusive promising to visit all JKUAT campuses across the country to promote dialogue.
At the ceremony presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, on Friday October 26, Guyo declared his leadership would work closely with the University administration to foster JKUAT Vision and Mission saying it was his hope to see JKUAT a continental leader in science and technology transfer for Africa’s development.
And Prof. Mabel Imbuga was full of praise for the peaceful manner in which JKUAT students conducted their ‘just concluded elections’ which she said, demonstrated their sense of maturity. She advised the new leaders not to loose sight of their cardinal duty at JKUAT which is to study. “For you to be true and effective leaders, you have to excel in your academic obligations”
Prof. Imbuga who was accompanied by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, reminded students of their obligation to be patriotic “to JKUAT and to the motherland.” She extolled the young leaders to ‘read and internalize the new Kenyan Constitution which was endorsed by the majority of the citizenry including yourselves.”