It’s now 10 months since TUMSA 2020-21 executive and Congress house elections were postponed. When the novel coronavirus was reported in the country back in March 2020, the government ordered the indefinite closure of learning institutions. All gatherings in the public and private institutions were stopped with immediate effect. The University Electoral Commission UEC at Technical University of Mombasa had planned for elections a day after the official announcement of the closure on institutions by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
By the time the university was closed, The Impact Alliance being headed by Jacklinus Otiato and The Comrades Alliance headed by Harry Sululu were all set for general elections. The closure of the university meant that the current R-8 government was to continue working with the fact that the government had not been dissolved.
As in November when the University was partially reopened, both the Alliances were still set for the bigger challenge. The UEC was then forced to plan for fresh online elections. The UEC collected data for all students in session to generate a database for accurate information before the election is conducted.
According to a close source to MNews, the university and the UEC are now set to hold online elections. The elections are slated for 21st January 2021.
Both TCA and TIA seem to be ready for the bigger challange as most of the aspirants have already started online campaigns. Though the UEC has not officially communicated about the planned elections, but Mnews understands that the official communication will be out by Monday, 18 January 2021.
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