USIU-Africa student body takes part in Electoral College Elections

By Oscar Uwimana

Between June 29 and 30, the USIU-Africa student body held their Electoral College elections on Blackboard and physically at voting booths provided at the cafeteria for students that had no access to computers. The elections were very successful and all the positions in all the 6 Schools were competitive.

The results were announced virtually on July 1 at 4:00pm by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Prof. Maina Muchara. The results were then shared with students through Blackboard. From a total of total of 28 candidates, only 17 emerged successful, with one position (Electoral College representative for Graduate students) having a tie of 69 votes for both Njuguna Ngungi and Biko Mangula. The electoral commission has organized a rerun election that will take place on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

The elected candidates will be sworn in on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the auditorium. Below is a list of all the winners from the different schools and the number of votes obtained.

School Elected Candidates
School of Science and Technology
  • Lumumba Peace (322 votes)
  • Amos Onyancha (305 votes)
  • Sanskruti Bhojak ( 304 votes )
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Birasa Arnold (211 votes)
  • Ashwani Hirani (182 votes)
  • Ashil Lakhani (173 votes)
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sulwey Nicole (279 votes)
  • Cheruto Laura (238 votes)
  • Fresher Diana Awuor (219 votes)
  • School of Graduate Studies Research and Extension
  • Judethedeus Ong’ondo (86 votes)
  • James Ng’ang’a (88 votes)
  • School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts
  • Silas Ooko Otieno (85 votes)
  • Kahara David Kariuki (71 votes)
  • Dinah Njoki Mwangi (88 votes)
  • Chandaria School of Business
  • Patel Dhruvkumar Sandipkumar (187 votes)
  • Aadil Merchant (198 votes)
  • Debra Kavuu Kyalo (235 votes)
  • Social Media