New JKUSA Leaders Inaugurated Into Office  

The newly elected leaders of the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) stepped into their roles with an official inauguration on Monday, March 11, 2024. Led by the University’s Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Richard Wokabi, the ceremony was attended by University Management Board and students alike.

Addressing the gathering, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi emphasized that the event symbolized not just a change in leadership but also a celebration of the vibrant democratic ethos and student involvement that define the institution.

“As you assume your new responsibilities, remember that leadership is not just about holding positions of authority; it is about serving the diverse needs of JKUAT’s student body and championing positive change within our community,” Prof. Ngumi remarked. “Your leadership will play a pivotal role in shaping JKUAT’s future, and I have full confidence in your ability to rise to the occasion.”

Mr. Brian Mutevu (right) handing over the JKUSA Constitution to Mr. Fidel Wandiga (left)

Outgoing JKUSA Chairman, Mr. Brian Mutevu, expressed gratitude to the student body for their trust during his tenure. He urged the incoming leaders to prioritize unity in their efforts for the betterment of students, the community, and the institution as a whole.

In ensuring effective advocacy for student concerns, Mutevu stressed the importance of collaboration and communication among the leadership through appropriate channels.

In his inaugural address, the new JKUSA Chairman, Fidel Newton Wadinga, called upon his fellow leaders to draw inspiration from the unwavering spirit of past pioneers who dared to dream and diligently worked to build a brighter future.

“Together, let us confront future challenges with courage and perseverance, knowing that our resilience and unity will be our strongest assets. With hope in our hearts and determination in our minds, let us embark on this journey with optimism, confident in our ability to pave the way for a better tomorrow,’ Wandiga declared.

Prof. Fridah Wanzala, Dean of Students, commended the student body for their responsible conduct and political maturity, while also applauding the JKUSA Electoral Commission for organizing elections that were free, fair, and transparent.

A commemorative photo of the top JKUAT Management with the new students council.

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