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UON Students Make History, Elect First Woman To Lead UNSA

Ann Mwangi Mvurya. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Ann Mwangi, a third-year law student, has been elected new chairperson of University of Nairobi Students Association (UNSA).

She becomes the first woman to hold the position.

Ms Mwangi garnered 24 votes to floor her opponents  Samuel Ayoma’s who got eight votes and Ertiman Oile who managed four votes.

She replaces Antony Manyara who has been at the helm of the powerful union for the last one year.

Prior to the election date, the campaign period was characterized by flamboyance.

Some of the aspirants are said to have spent huge sums of money during the campaigns.

Reports indicate Sam Ayoma, a Third Year student,set aside Ksh4 million for campaigns alone.

The results of the Friday electoral college poll were released on Sunday April 7.

This is the second time the students are using the electoral college system since it’s adoption in 2016 after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Universities Amendment Bill into law.

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“The students of each electoral college constituted under subsection (1c) shall elect three representatives from amongst persons who are not candidates under subsection (1a); and of whom not more than two-thirds shall be of the same gender.

“The representatives of each electoral college shall elect the members of the Student Council within 30 days of the election under subsection (1d),” the Act says.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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