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Dr. K’owino garnered 114 votes while his counterpart, Ms. Sharon Kosgey Chepchumba, got 46 out of a total of 160 valid votes cast. On the other hand, Ms. Dorah Khaluyi Mbakaya trounced her 4 competitors to scoop a whopping 67 votes out of the 167 valid votes cast.

Speaking to the DCCM team, Ms. Khaluyi said that she will ensure a seamless follow up of retirees’ savings by making systems and procedures easily accessible. She also stated that the 40% that members are allowed to utilize is given to them unconditionally and while they are still able to make use of it.

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Dr. K’owino thanked members for electing him to a second term and promised to make the Scheme greater. “I commend Ms. Kosgey for she has shown that she has what it takes to become a trustee,” he said. He promised to look into the issue of affordable housing and to sensitize members on the benefits plan which ensures children of the deceased staff are educated up to the tertiary or University level. Further, he encouraged members to start saving early and to prioritize investments.

Present during the exercise were; – IEBC Elections Coordinator Lurambi Constituency, Ms. Elida Ochieng, Returning Officer, Dr. Joseph Nasongo, Presiding Officer, Mr. Onzere Mulongo, Deputy Presiding Officer, Ms. Lily Andeyo, Commissioners, Dr. Bernadette Abwao and Ms. Evah Shabuya, SRBS Secretary, Mr. Benard Wesonga, Clerks, Loise Makoo, Joseph Maenga, Ressa Nyukuri and Humphrey Ayiro.

Clearly, MMUST has embraced democracy by allowing members to vote in their leaders through free and fair elections. It is time for the newly elected leaders to roll up their sleeves and get to work for the benefit of their members and the University at large.


 by Dr. Lydia AnyonjeMary Wangari Wambugu

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