The Kenya universities Female Student Leaders association commonly known as KUFSLA on Tuesday, May 4, 2019 appointed interim officials during their first consultative meeting that was held at Olive Gardens located in Hurlingham, Nairobi.
KUFSLA is an organization that brings together all the elected female student leaders from all the universities in Kenya. It was founded with a sole purpose of voicing the female student leaders’ voices across the universities in Kenya.
The mandate of the interim officials is to oversee the operations and programmes of the organization, as they prepare for the elections after the Launch of the Organization.
The eight officials who took oath of office minutes after their appointment include; Faith Muyu as Chairperson, Norah Mwiti Vice chairperson, Wanjiku Muturi Secretary General,Yvonne Yamala Deputy Secretary General, Veronica Okola Finance secretary, Aisha Said Organizing secretary, Ouna Roselyne deputy Organizing Secretary, Milkah Kirimi Academics Secretary, Annette Adhiambo Gender welfare, Sylvia Nyawira National Coordinator, and Vivian Chamcham Public Relations Rep.
“Being appointed as the Chair of the Committee I promise to serve all the female student leaders diligently and give my all to see KUFSLA 2019 leave behind a legacy.” These were the remarks of UoN’s Faith Muyu who was unanimously appointed the interims’ Chairperson.
Speaking during the event, Irene Kendi, the founder and Patron of KUFSLA who is currently serving as the official advisor of Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Prof Margaret Kobia on youth affairs, advised the University Female leaders to stay united and focus on changing the lives of others.
“In life, fame, beauty and positions don’t matter, what matters is the impact that you create with the same to change the lives of others.” She said.
Ms Kendo further reiterated that, “As female leaders, you must ensure that education and leadership are the main goals for any girl child to prosper.” And like the disciples, she commissioned them, “To go and touch the lives of the girls across the world and support the Kenyan government agenda in eliminating the gender inequality and other vices that drag the girl child behind.”
On her personal observation and the role she will play for them, the KUFSLA Patron Ms Kendi observed that the comrades’ queens are so passionate and dedicated and promised to use her networks to empower them;
“I was impressed by the passion and dedication of these Comrades queens. My major role as an elderess in this field, is to teach the young women of this nation and beyond the rules of the game and guide them to the right paths of leadership. Long live KUFSLA, long live the spirit of female comradeship, #awomanforawoman,” she strongly stated.
The event was sponsored by Karen-based iron lady Gachagua Margaret Karungaru.