Maverick University of Nairobi student leader Babu Owino made a resounding comeback at the helm of university of Nairobi students union politics with a landslide win over his closest opponent Philbert Kongola.
Babu, a former chairman, returns to SONU three years after he had served at the same capacity. A second degree student at the institution’s law school, Babu had graduated with first class in actuarial science before re-enrolling, which made him eligible to contest for a second time.
At some point, with rumours that he was returning to the university, opponents, including Mr Kongola who was then the Speaker of the Sonu Congress, attempted to change the constitution to bar those who had served in the students organization from making a comeback with a requirement that they must have been out for ten years.
However, this proposition was rejected by other students, giving Babu a leeway to make big return. Provisional results indicate Babu has garnered over 12,000 votes against his closest challenger Kongola with slightly above 3000 votes.
Other candidates poised for big wins are:
2. Jim Akatch – Sec Gen
3. Finance-Linda Guantai
4. Academics-Lynet Kioko
5. Health-Abigail Njoki
5. Org Sec-Boniface Maiyani
6. Sports-Dennis Nyash