Some student leaders such as Paul Ongili, popularly referred to as Babu Owino, have dominated university students’ politics for years, making it impossible for alternative students to serve.
Going by the new law, Ongili will not be allowed to contest the Students Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU) chairmanship once his term ends in 2017.
“We are putting together our plan. There are investigations that will continue in January, and once we are done, we will begin a necessary clean up in our universities,” Matiang’i stated in a recent interview with a local television station.
He added, “some of the reforms we will undertake will be difficult and painful. But we have to carry them out any way to safeguard the integrity of our education system.”