New SATUK Leaders Sworn In

New SATUK Leaders Sworn In

The just elected Students Association of the Technical University of Kenya (SATUK) leadership was sworn on Friday during a procedure conducted the University Secretary Mrs. Ruth Kirwa and witnessed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol.

Brian Ricky Ambuli is the new chairman of the student union. The vice-chair is Sharlynne Jepkosgei. The secretary-general is Oroko Oyieyo while Doreen Wangui takes up the Finance docket. Anthony Mutinda Kamwana takes over as constitutional affairs secretary while the academic secretary is Mureithi Kamau. The gender secretary is Belinda Cheram, social welfare secretary is Akoko James and the special needs docket will be headed by Esther Mukami.

Other officials who will serve in the Students’ Council include; the Speaker of the assembly is Sanya Vallentine, Valery Marani will serve as the Clerk, Sargent-at-arms is Romeo Mogire and the deputy speaker is Rony Oduor.

Twenty six various school representatives and two hostels representatives were also sworn-in.

New SATUK Leaders Sworn In
The incoming SATUK Chairman Brian Ricky Ambuli taking oath of office
New SATUK Leaders Sworn In
Incoming SATUK officials from left, Chairman Brian Ricky Ambuli, Deputy Chair SharlynneJ epkosgei, Secretary General Oroko Oyieyo, Fianance Secretary Doreen Wangui, Constitutional Affairs Anthony Mutinda Kamwana, Academic Secretary Mureithi Kamau, Gender Secretary Belinda Cheram, Social Welfare Akoko James, Special needs Esther Mukami shortly before they took oath of the office
New SATUK Leaders Sworn In
The Technical University of Kenya Vice Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol congratulating leaders both incoming and outgoing, after the Ceremony

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony, Ambuli said his team will represent students’ interests, work with the university management as well as seek counsel from the outgoing officials. This, he added, will ensure the university remains a better place for all.

“We will work as a team and make a strong students union by consulting widely. We are ready to work with our worthy opponents during the elections for the betterment of the university,” he said

The Vice-Chancellor Prof Aduol applied humour, anecdotes and real life examples to capture the mood of the students during the brief ceremony held at the Main Hall. His use of the word, “comrade”, a phrase that has become a national anthem of some sort among university students, sent the crowd in frenzy.

The VC congratulated the outgoing officials for representing other students well. He reminded the new officials of their role and that their election was a rare opportunity that should not be taken for granted. “You are now entrusted with the leadership and representation of other students. This should be carried out responsibly. A true leader is not somebody’s sycophant,” he said.

He explained to the leaders that they are part of the management of the university.

Prof Aduol reminded students that the university administration was ready to listen and work with them and that his door was open for consultation. “There will be issues which will require to be tackled professionally and diligently. Nobody has absolute freedom, each one should be respected and given certain space to deliver his best,” said he.

The VC was accompanied by Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration Planning and Infrastructure Prof. Joseph Kiplang’at who assured leaders of the support from the management and commitment to ensuring that the university objectives and goals are achieved.

Others in attendance were; the Director of Student Support Services Fr. Dr. Ndikaru wa Teresia, Election Board Chairman Mr. Mishael Motuka among other members of staff.