The Star (Nairobi)

20 November 2012

Kenya: Mombasa Poly Students Choose New Leaders

Mombasa Polytechnic University College students' union has elected new officials for a one year term. After a three-week campaign period the students on Friday voted for the eight executive union officials.

Idris Dekow a fourth year Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics engineering clinched the chairmanship with a landslide of 944 votes. He defeated his closest foe Emanuel Mutheki with more than 100 votes.

Dekow thanked the students for voting him and promised to deal with their grievances. "I thank the students for electing me as their servant, I will strive to represent them better," he said.

Some of the key issues he wants to fight for are fee payment, health improvement and easy access to services in the university college. Other newly-elected officials are Tylen Khisia (vice chairman), Samuel Mbai (secretary general).

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