Pwani University President, Fikirini Jacobs now says he is willing to work with student leaders of goodwill to fight the proposed merging of universities, fees increment and scrapping of courses.
In a statement, the PU president said that despite the looming controversy concerning KUSO elections and on who is the legitimate KUSO chairperson, he is willing to engage student leaders from across the country to ensure that they deliver to comrades who elected them. “The indispensable goal will be supporting all elected student leaders across the country to deliver to comrades.”
Fikirini also added that, in an election held in Multimedia University of Kenya, he was democratically elected by student leaders into KUSO. This according to him makes him the legitimate KUSO chair. This hascome after the KUSO leadership sparked a controversy after two elections overseen by different parties were conducted; one conducted at Multimedia University where Fikirini was elected chair and another conducted at Uhuru Park where Nimoh Sheikh was elected and sworn in as KUSO chair. The two governments have left comrades confused on who is the president and who is not.
Fikirini Jacobs went ahead to narrate his experience with some university administrations and how he ended up doing Political Science in Pwani University.
“I was admitted at Maasai Mara University in 2015 and later elected deputy president SOMMU. I single handedly opposed a referendum that had the Duale bill. I was later summoned by MMARAU and later expelled for ‘inciting’ students. I joined Pwani University in 2017 to study Philosophy with political science. On 10th April, I was democratically elected Pwani University Student Association Chairperson.”