With general elections around the corner, Jomo Kenyatta University Students’ Governing Council, Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) organized a sensitization talk for JKUAT students on the topic: “Role of the Voter and Responsibility to a Free and Fair Election”.
The IEBC Voter Education and Partnerships Manager, Ms. Ann Nderitu, explained the role and expectations of the youth in the electoral cycle which include: pre-election, elections and post elections; and called on the university students to conduct themselves with decorum through the entire process.
Ms. Nderitu further urged the students to turn out in large numbers on March 4, in order to vote in the first ever election under the new Constitution. She also challenged the students to play the much needed role in influencing their peers in the country to shun any acts of violence and become agents of positive transformational leadership and democratization in the country.
Addressing his colleagues during the event, Jomo Kenyatta University Students Organaization (JKUSO) Chairman, Halake Guyo said, JKUAT has a tradition of upholding peaceful student elections as demonstrated in past JKUSO elections, and appealed to the student fraternity to play their civic role by voting while at the same time demonstrating good conduct.