DUSA Unveils New Constitution
On 7th May, 2019, the Daystar University Students Association (DUSA) unveiled a new Constitution during the Tuesday Chapel service at the Nairobi Campus. The ceremony was led by the Dean of students Rev. Mutinda Musyimi and the DUSA Nairobi Campus Secretary General Arnold Bazenge, and involved signing the new constitution into law between DUSA and the Administration.
Discussions on the need to review DUSA Constitution began early 2017 following the amendment of the Universities Act in 2016. The process however slowed down until December 2018 when discussions resumed.
Among the activities towards the review of the constitution included civil education within the students’ body.
The first draft was out in February 2018 and students were given time to familiarize themselves with the document. Despite reservations at the beginning, over time students warmed up to the need for a constitutional review to align the next elections with government requirements as stated in the Kenya Universities Act 2016.
With the new DUSA Constitution finally signed, Mr. Arnold Bazenge invited students to work with the Dean of Students who would be giving further guidance. Six copies were released: The copy for the University Council was received by the Vice-Chancellor, another copy for the Dean of Students, two copies for the University Library and another two copies for the DUSA Office.
The ceremony ended with dedication prayers for the new Constitution followed by refreshments. The DUSA Constitution review committee included: Arnold Bazenge, Vanessa Kamau, Felix Gizuri, and Deborah Wangui.
Committing the students and the new constitution to God