Moi university has witnessed a lot of thanks giving parties but what the current SECRETARY GENERAL Justin Justus Safari put up on Saturday at Kesses Restaurant as from 8.00 p.m till late was exceptional. The Ksh100,000 rated party witnessed a lot of student dignitaries.
Ranging from the immediate SEC chair Mr. Jeff Kenyatta, the most successful 27th SGC accommodation and security director Mr. Kinaga and the former MUSO Editor-In-Chief Mohammed Doyo. Among others were: the goon chairperson and Mr. S.K Safari’s chief campaigner cum agent. In attendance was the entire 28th SGC led by the esteemed chair person Geoffrey Omondi, VC Grace Muchiri, ASG Vidah Juma, Director for Academics Edwin Gogo, Director for security and accommodation Berille Guyo, Finance boss Seleb John Kenga and the Catering director Mwanaidi Abdi. Those absent included the Sports Director Papah Mutali. Our sick Director of Communication and Entertainment Mr. Bishar Yusuf and our own Jemima Tietie the Health Director who is currently at a funeral in her home.
The leadership test of counsel Safari was evident when he took a brotherly nature and invited his former competitors Vollah Owino and Ubuntu spear header Governor Joel Evans. Immediately the speeches were done with, the SGC entertained the comrades present with mysterious dance moves spearheaded by the Salsa Chair, to the whine kenga, Romeo Guyo and later to the stylish Edu Moen and the shy Mwanaidi before the SECRETARY Generals danced to a number of tunes with our own Safari portraying several dance moves.
Food was served till comrades could not eat anymore. Drinks were served and merry making till late. The director had ferried comrades to KESSES for the party and back.
Woo to the “Spies” as the current MUSO government is keen on UNITING comrades and nothing short of that. The party ended with a promise from Governor Joel that he will hold hands with the Sec Gen and ensure that they deliver fully and successfully to the comrades a new constitution.
MUSO elections are underway and excitements are building up. Aspirants have hit their campaigns on the ground, trying hard to gain competitive advantage over their rivals. Unique methodologies are being employed as a show of distinctiveness in the aspirants’ way of operation. All this is done with the sole aim of attracting publicity. This is the time aspirants eyes are focused on one goal, clinching the docket. They are therefore ready to use any form of technique at their disposal provided it guarantees them the attention of their potential supporters.
It is a good idea for any individual to try their luck in this election. Most political careers are developed from these practices with the recent icon being Dikembe Disembe,a former student of Moi University who was also the Secretary General in the 27th SGC. However, the process of wooing votes should be conducted with lot of decorum so as not to disrupt the peace of their audience. One has the right to freedom of expression but you have no right to infringe anyone’s right to privacy.
Some unorthodox methods used are certainly bound to backfire on the side of the candidate. You obviously do not expect to win my support after your campaigners, some who are merely goons, keep disrupting my peace from their deafening vuvuzelas and chants while running along the corridors banging our doors late in the night. These rowdy behaviors portray the negative picture of the candidate as they are assumed to reflect the aspirants’ perspective on handling serious issues
On the social media platforms, the story is the same. It is all politics. Facebook pages currently are neither informative nor interactive as expected. Names of preferred aspirants for a particular docket are being painted boldly all over the Facebook pages. THE REAL COMRADES’ page is currently a billboard that accommodates all sorts of political non-sense. Political temperatures are rising. Tribalism is eminent from the words of abuse being exchanged.
Let’s put it this way, what if you conduct your campaigns in between the given time frame? In case you want to attract audience at night, what if you mobilize comrades for a meeting in one of the common rooms in the hostels instead of wasting so much time and energy moving from one room to another? What if you direct your goons to preserve their vuvuzelas for the cross fires? And if you wish to use the social media platforms, why not use your own account or create your X for the docket of Y page? Think about it.
Every market has a different name but the activities that take place inside are always the same. Welcome to Mabatini – a haven of beauty trends that delineates Moi University’s divas, dudes and their fashion trends. A unique ‘village market’, a home to the most peculiar habits that stands out alone, never to be beaten by friends or foes alike.
Mabatini Saturdays is a busy colonnade. Second hand clads, vegetables, Fish, Fruits, Shoes, name it, are sold at an accommodative price depending on your bargaining powers. It’s only in Mabz that you can still choose to idle around, fit in the second hand clothes and still get away with an excuse that the colours almost represent Ruto’s URP colours. The yellow colour that defines my origin, the colour of a bright future that won’t fade any soon.
In this market, mad men are welcomed and they offer much entertainment to the onlookers, the most sober individuals are mistrusted to be having some malicious intentions. In this market, you need to be a mchizi ki-design, gestures are exchanged and the most daring dudes in this great University overlook the idea of getting a first year babe. They go for that villager, she is not only naïve but she has mastered the art of loving a campus dude without measure and unconditionally, she will not only blush but she won’t dare look at you straight to your eyes. She does not have much time to explain how she feels when you call her honey and she will bow down to your judgement without arguments. She believes that simplicity is divine and she won’t turn down your idea of buying her a cup of coffee in the Mabati hotels. She will take you to her mother; feeling delighted to get a campus dude and with no doubt you will walk back to campus with at least half bag of maize, and some Mursik in a container.
In Mabz, no one is above the other, there are no laws set to be broken or adhered to, and there is no class or showbiz. Everyone appreciates his level of simplicity, after all life is an acceptance of reality. You don’t need to go shop in town, you better save that fare and get yourself a nice fitting Shirt or for your stomachs’ sake, buy some ‘omena’ that will last a whole week.
Mabatini Saturdays presents comrades with a mixed sense of rural and city life. You can only choose to fit wherever your heart desires. There’s no Dad or Mum to see the length of that Skirt your inner self is seducing you to try fit inside, it’s the seller that uses the seductive language, to ensure you buy that nice Mini skirt and save the long Skirts for long holidays at home.
How i wish that one day the Administration will think of coming up with a master plan of upgrading the market to Mabatini City, by this, we will also have joined the league of competence with Kenyatta University and their vision of KU City.
If you do not like something change it. Change the way you think about it. We cannot have change without change. I can see, I can see it, I can see it coming not in the far future. This is my call – change – to the forthcoming SGC and the comrades who will bestow them the power to serve in those offices.
Foremost, to the comrades who cast votes, it’s my greatest desire that you carry this democratic right with a lot of caution while maintaining high integrity. Secondly, to those comrades who fail to vote remember that the ‘Bad’ leaders are sent to power by
the ‘good’ people who fail to vote. What’s more, the other comrades who are always in complain of poor leadership remember the vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and the terrible walls which imprison the common man – comrades. Another thing comrades need to know, let us vote for what one is going to do and not individuality as had been witnessed before. Let us not vote one because of his oratory skills! Always vote for principles and those showing potential of good leadership so that we may cherish the sweetest reflections that our votes are never lost.
To those who are aspiring to be in the forth coming election, it is time you start sharpening your skills and put right your principles of good leadership, character and integrity. A have a good difficult task before you to win our votes. It high time that you begin to think catchy campaign slogans unlike those we are used to “vote for me” on a poster and hang it above the drinking fountains and wash rooms for it won’t work out for you this time. Be prepared to respond to the following questions in your manifestos.
- Why did you choose to run?
- What would you do differently if you are elected?
- How will you make a good chairman, Secretary General (or any other post) if elected?
My advice to you, don’t risk coming with unrealistic promises such as;
“if you vote me the director of academics, I will reduce homework and ensure all Fridays’ classes are eliminated so that your weekends starts on Thursday evenings.”
Aspirants on Tuesday returned their nomination papers for consideration and approval by the Dean and Student Electoral Commission. The names of aspirants who are eligible to vie were expected to be released yesterday, Wednesday 13th 2014. Constitutionally, aspiring candidates are supposed to seek nominations from the student fraternity, at least 20% for aspirants in the dockets of Chairperson, Secretary General and Finance; seek approval from school accountants, examination departments and University security officer. Contrary to earlier allegations that one of the aspirants in the docket of Security and accommodation, Justus Aziz, would not seek approval from the security department, it has come out that he has been declared eligible to vie and his fate now lies with the SEC.
Aspirants from the school of Business and Economics have also complained on the time duration they had been given to be nominated. Speaking to a group of students an aspirant in the docket of finance, complained, “I only had yesterday (Monday) to collect the signatures. It has not been easy doing it and I feel it is unfair for us from the School of Business. The University should work on modalities to accommodate us, and maybe provide our fare to and from Main campus every time we come to campaign here”.
It is believed the university is yet to put up modalities to cater for them when official campaign commences and on the day of election.
Originally posted on john-simiyu:
Moi university main campus students today morning protested to what was alleged to be impending long holiday. One of the press publication stunned students who are hardly two month on campus after a spell of more than seven months away on long holiday. Student lamented on the tendency of university having them shorter learning time compared to time away from varsity. They vowed not to go to long holiday and demanded that the VC should address them himself and not through anyone else.
Attempts from students, who were believed to be politically affiliated, to calm down the protesting crowd bore no fruits.
Friday’s public lecture a new turn and twist when DVC prof. Nathan Ongech took to the dais to clarify some issues that have always remained unsettled in the minds of comrades. Providing more answers to the question that have been lingering in the student minds. He confirmed that 3rd years we not go home for another long vacation after this semester. This comes at a time when it has been rumors that the 3rd years were to go home for another long vacation, which led to rampage paralyzing activities within the campus for day.
Reacting to this issue during a public talk DVC took swift with some of the MUSO aspirants castigating the manner in which they were misleading students. He later advised students to adopt peaceful ways of solving problems rather than engaging in uncalled demonstrations. The assurance will put to rest the panic among comrades they will be conferred their respective courses.
Comrades now have something to smile about, the DVC also confirmed that the university has a smooth running academic calendar the third years are here to stay and my only break for attachment after their successful completion of their 3rd year. He further explained that there was no decision made since the senate had not yet met.
He directed students to treat such hearsays with a lot of contempt. He requested all the comrades to maintain peace at this time of the semester as they wait the senate to meet in order to decide on their fate.
Adopted from INFORMER [A MUESA publication]
A male student from The University of Nairobi was early this week arrested by police over allegations that he raped a sophomore female student.
This sparked rage among the female students leadership which was up against this incident.
The girl was said to have been forcefully pushed into one of the rooms at the institution and where she was sexually abused .
The students insisted that if the issue will not be properly addressed, then nothing will prevent such cases from being rampant.
This comes a week after a first year student in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was charged in court for killing his girlfriend.
With all the unfolding incidences in our campuses, it raises the public eyebrows of what exactly happens in our campuses.
The incidences are painting public Universities as a hub for immorality and heinous activities.
So this friend of mine loves frequenting the library, not for the books but for the free Wi-Fi. He is so addicted to the Internet that he cannot leave that building unless he is literally forced out of the building. What better way to kick him out than the dear bell that goes off at 9.30pm every weekday of the semester?
Maybe you have been present when that bell rings inside the Margaret Thatcher Library. Maybe it annoys the hell out of you. But for my dear friend, he claims that immediately that bell goes off, everything he was doing evaporates from his head. Say, he was studying for a CAT at that moment and was just about to finish, it all evaporates. He just walked into my room, looking helpless and worn out from his experience with the library bell. Poor guy!
Maybe the library should rethink the whole bell thing. I am pretty sure it is meant to be a fire alarm. It is not even helping some people get out of the building. Believe it or not, the other day a friend of mine was locked in that big building for the night! I don’t know how you can sleep through that annoying bell, but he did. Apparently he decided to catch forty winks and hoped the bell would wake her up. The next thing he knew, he was alone and could do nothing but wait till morning.
What would you do? Run and scream like a crazy person until someone outside hears you? I know what my dear Internet addict would do, surf like crazy and thank God he has all the ban