Our former old student Jastus Mugenyi Kizito, 24 was declared the winner of the guild presidential election for Mbarara University of Science and Technology that took place last Friday.
Jastus is medical laboratory science student and now becomes the 33rd Guild President replacing Mariam Iculet Arikosi who was the second female to be elected Guild President.
He secured a landslide victory in the guild polls garnering 1767 votes representing 64% of the votes cast.
His closest rival, Isaac Muyanja, obtained 731 votes. The others who contested included Victor Mugambe, who collected 238 Votes and Witness Beda got 268 votes. The University managed to have physical voting.
The University electoral commission boss Dan Nuwaha declared Mugenyi the winner of the election that was held at the University premises.
Nuwaha, the chairperson of Mbarara University Electoral Commission noted that despite having to work during a hard time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fairness of the voting exercise has not been disputed by students.
Davis Akampumuza, the Vice-Chairperson of the University Electoral Commission says the election was free and fair. He says the declaration form was never fully signed because the other candidates were not present at the time of declaring the final results.
Isaac Muyanja, agreed to the outcome saying the students decided and not signing the declaration form doesn’t mean he will contest the results. Mugenyi now awaits to be sworn in with other candidates from other faculties on February, 11th, 2022.