Charlow Juma Okusimba, the former Chairman of Maseno University Students Organisation and Secretary-General of Kenya University Students Organization is dead. The cause of his death is currently unknown. Charlow Juma Okusimba Death Charlow Juma Okusimba worked closely with Babu Owino in SONU politics. After leaving University, he became a key figure in Babu Owino’s 2017 campaigns for Embakasi East Constituency member of parliament. When Babu Owino was elected MP, Charlow joined his office. Charlow was also one of the most outspoken student leaders in Maseno University and Kenya at large between 2010 and 2016. Hours before he met his death,… Read More »
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Melvin Thogo, a Law Student at the University of Nairobi has been elected as the chairperson (president) of the University of Nairobi Student’s Association (UNSA) for the year 2022/2023. Melvin Thogo Before she was elected the chairperson of the University of Nairobi Student’s Association, Melvin Thogo served as the UNSA Secretary-General of Parklands Campus 2020/2021. UNSA 2022 elections took place on Friday on 25th March 2022 and results were announced on 26th March 2022. Team Melvin (the winning team) Since the change of the University of Nairobi Student’s Association (formerly SONU) UNSA constitution, the chair is elected through a coalition… Read More »
University of Nairobi Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that UNSA, formerly SONU elections will be held virtually on 25, March 2022. Below is the complete timeline. UNSA 2022 elections Timeline A summary of the 2022 University of Nairobi student association (UNSA) elections dates is as follows: Submission of names of aspiring teams: Monday, 7th March, 2022 Publication of nominated aspiring teams: Thursday, 17th March, 2022 Submission of agent list: Monday, 21st March, 2022 Voting day for faculty and campus students’ association: Friday, 25th March, 2022; 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Counting and announcement of results: After conclusion of voting… Read More »
Applications are now open for UU-A Student Summit 2022. Any student can apply online using the procedure provided in the link below. UU-A Student Summit UU-A Student Summit gives a chance for students to show their potential in research and share ideas. Students are required to submit their ongoing research or new research on the topic of UU-A Student Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets that were adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 as a global call to action to end poverty and ensure there is peace. You can pick and present on any… Read More »
Egerton University has released a statement indicating that over 17 million Kenyan Shillings have been deposited into its bank accounts whose depositors and purpose is not known. Statement of unidentified depositors A statement released on 27th October 2021 by Egerton University Department of Finance and Accounts indicates that between 2015 to 27th October 2021, over 895 people who could not be identified deposited over 17 million (according to Kenyayote calculations from the list of depositors), for a purpose that is not known. The finance officer at Egerton University said that they have tried to correlate the source and purpose… Read More »
Moi University, one of the top Universities in Kenya has been declared insolvent according to a report released by the auditor general. The auditor general report indicates that the University has debts that exceed Kenya shillings 4.5 billion. Why Moi University is broke Most universities in Kenya are facing financial difficulties occasioned by a decrease in the number of self-sponsored students and worsened by the pandemic. We had previously published a post about Kenyatta University frozen bank accounts by KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority) for failing to remit employee deductions amounting to about Kenya Shilling 2 billion. The University… Read More »
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kiama spoke like a politician when he appeared in a field interview and indicated that UON had not increased fees despite new students paying more than continuing students. Prof Stephen Kiama on fees increase Here is an excerpt of the interview with UON VC Prof Kiama about the fee increase that was done on 20th September 2021. “…There is no chance of increasing fees for students. For new students, they come to us, they say I want to do engineering, medicine, (etc.), we tell them this is the cost. Just like if you went… Read More »
Kenyatta University government-sponsored students who were placed by KUCCPS in 2021 will start reporting today. Reporting dates are different depending on the course you were placed as highlighted below. Kenyatta University first-year reporting dates and groups Group 1: Regular Students who were placed to courses in the school of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, Food Nutrition, and Dietetic, Architecture, and Engineering will report on Monday 20th September 2021, Group 2: Regular Students admitted to the school of humanities and social sciences, business and economics, and education will report on Monday 4th October 2021. These comprise the majority of the students that… Read More »
Kenyatta University (KU) is now facing a financial crisis after all its bank accounts were frozen by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for failing to remit employee deductions amounting to about Kenya Shilling 2 billion. Why Kenyatta University bank accounts were frozen KRA is accusing Kenyatta University of collecting statutory deductions from its employees and not submitting them. KRA statutory deductions include PAYE, personal relief, NSSF, NHIF, NITA, and HELB. Employers are required by law to deduct the statutory deductions from their monthly salary and remit to KRA or relevant bodies. However, Kenyatta University failed to submit the deductions. Kenyatta University… Read More »