PRESS RELEASE: LONE FELIX FOR KUSA PRESIDENT

The President

The President

Our eyes are firmly on the ground; our desire to see KUSA elect leaders of impeccable character is unmatched.

We wish to sincerely thank you for Nominating Lone Felix as Candidate for KUSA President. It was unprecedented effort that saw only three hours of coordinated efforts see us gather the required signatures. This in itself is a demonstration of faith in his candidature.

As we await the start of the official campaigns, we wish to address ourselves to a few things that in our opinion need this early attention. We are aware of the panic that has struck several people especially after realizing this is a people’s candidature.

We have observed with dismay as certain camps sink as low as trying to peddle unsubstantiated rumors on Lone Felix’s Candidature. The number of fake facebook accounts targeting to portray Lone Felix in the negative have been set up. We have however traced the IP addresses, to a modem number 0718 735 646 associated to a one Elena Kheri who happens to be an associate of one Presidential Candidate and a well known compromised character.

We wish to urge the electorates not to fall to these agents of mediocrity. We have been here before, we know the tricks and we will expose anyone who dares play cheap, and name you by your three names. Our eyes are firmly on the ground; our desire to see KUSA elect leaders of impeccable character is unmatched.

This election has to be about the issues that affect the students. This election has to be about the irrelevance that KUSA has sunk to. This election has to be about questioning the visions of the leaders and not about the normal valueless politics that people always peddle around.

We remain firmly confident of a resounding victory. We will release 500 Copies of Think Business Magazine and 500 Copies of Parents Magazine (May Issue) which all featured great stories on Lone Felix. We urge all those who will get the copies to share so that we elect a person we all understand, who has a proven track record and who we can be trusted to uphold his word.

We also request you to volunteer and join the growing team of people who want to elect a true leader. Send your name to: 0724 248 939 to be enrolled to the campaign team.

We urge our supporters to continue spreading the message. Thank you.
May God Bless Kenyatta University?

By Edwin Masungo- Spokesperson Lone Felix Campaign Secretariat:

KU SHUTTLE SERVICES

There is an on going discussion about KU Shuttle Services with students affected by the termination, myself included truly concerned.

First, I must laud the efforts that are ongoing to find a solution. These are some of those problems where there can only be one view of it, a solution has to be found.

In my first year, I faced the extreme inconvenience of using one college bus that had been assigned to us. The shuttle services were a welcome relief, and the VC having explained the matter to us, we chose to adopt and subscribe.

The rationale was that we will subscribe en-mass, and in my view, it was not a pretty weak assumption. That the subscription failed to meet the threshold, is proof that perhaps the idea was not looked into.

The previously agreed amounts were varied and then the termination as was communicated.

In the communique, students were advised to look for alternative modalities of transport. While this would be the default advice, its my hope that it does not reflect the actual position of the administration on the matter. The administration, in the discharge of its obligations to avail to students a place from where to learn, must see the urgency, even without our leaders pushing to find an alternative.

That said, I believe we have viable alternatives that can be pursued to create a sustainable and reliable solution.

1. PROVIDE KU BUSES TO CARRY STUDENTS: Students can pay the ksh. 3,000 they used to pay to fuel & maintain college buses. while this may not suffice the entire hog, it will substantially reduce the amount chipped in by the administration.

I do not believe that there is a government policy against using university buses. My belief is on the basis that I seem an unable to get the basis of such a policy. And we actually have other Colleges ferrying their students.

2. In the Interim, before a solution is found, the Administration should commit to facilitate transport of students. The apprehension that has been created is not good at all. There are students who have been allocated rooms at main campus and need to be allowed the peace of mind as the semester starts.

3. In the Long run, I believe it will be necessary for the management to consider designating some of its buses to ferry students who commute or procure more vehicles for the same. While outsourcing is a viable option in the short run, its prone to many other speculative factors that make it unreliable.

One thing that should guide all those involved in this matter, is that the student’s safety and convenience have to guide our decisions. While its prudent to cut costs and what have you, basics should not be compromised on such a justification.

We also have to guard against suggestions that may add extra costs to students creating strains. The proposal to balloon the cost to Ksh. 5000 for a single bus is clearly impractical on many bases.

Several students barely remain with any allocations of money after paying there school fees & accommodation fees.

My urge to all those who are in a position of making this decision, is that they must do everything possible to find a viable, affordable & reliable solution.

And where someone has an idea of alternatives, support your leaders by suggesting and not criticizing them as inept.

My Message to KU Colleagues

Lone Felix
Committed to Our Collective Greatness.

We belong to a unique generation. Our fathers showed brotherly peace through handshakes, we exchange hugs and pecks. We know each other as facebook friends and twitter followers just as much as we know each other as cousins and relatives. We are ambitious, and sometimes misconstrued, but I am proud to be a member of our generation.”

Good morning good people,

I am sure we share in the anxiety of the moment as some of us have started exams today and some anticipate starting in a near future. I take this opportunity to wish us the very best, God’s care, love and wisdom.

The year 2012 has been challenging to me, but in the end in a better way I would say. I held on 6th November 2012 the 12 remembrance mass since the passing on of my father. Time elapses, it all seems like yesterday. But it has been a decade of struggle, missing him, lacking a father’s pat or reproach. But this also reminds me of a woman who has been there for our family, mom. I have seen her shade tears and sweat to see me and my siblings grow. From her struggles, I have learnt a lot, learnt to value the dreams of my heart, to fight righteously for what I believe in, to admit my mistakes and adopt the consequences. I love you mom immeasurably.

The greatest blessing that the year has gifted me is a promise of good health. Again, since 1999 when I was nine, till this year I have lived in fear of ill health. I thank my great friends and family who have shared my fears and tears. And here again I must name those who always worried for me, those who called me every 21st to ask whether I have taken an injection, Nelly, Nicole, Henry, mom, Bro Arthur, Olive, Damaris and my large family of committed friends. This is the second month that I have been truly normal and I am deeply indebted to God.

As I indicated early on, this year has brought challenges, failures, lessons, regrets and triumph. But life has taught me modestly that every occurrence has a reason. And I have endured to take my fears and celebrate my accomplishments. But in all this, interacting with Kenyatta University family has made me a better and stronger person. And for that I sincerely thank you.

We belong to a unique generation. Our fathers showed brotherly peace through handshakes, we exchange hugs and pecks. We know each other as facebook friends and twitter followers just as much as we know each other as cousins and relatives. We are ambitious, and sometimes misconstrued, but I am proud to be a member of our generation.

Each generation has its own challenges. And ours is not different. We have so many things that we dislike happening, but I have made a choice to believe in the many in our midst who value hard work, decency, respect, responsibility and sincerity. That is why just again; I stand against the spirited bloggers who choose to show our hostels as sex dens, who depict our ladies as desperate cons and our men as hopeless folks. Each day in my life I meet young Kenyans, both female and male here in KU careful to make the best out of college.
I meet ladies who respect themselves, people who are in respectable relationships, students who work for clean degrees yet some folks feed the country of a university ridden with immorality.
Worse, some of these sites are owned by students. These impressions get to our parents and employers and people loose respect unfairly.
I hope we can exercise our freedom of expression more responsibly, careful about our duty to respect the dignity of those who fight each day to live righteously.

Finally, we are heading into an electioneering period. All indications are that our politics may just be as divisive as ever again. Guys, we belong to a different class of people, we know that democracy is choice and even more ability to respect outcome. We disagree in our hostels each day, in our classes each lesson, in our chatting but we never fight.

Our group members when doing assignments belong to different tribes, our friends to different ethnicities our next door neighbor from different counties.

We must be able to resist the falsity of our politics. We must remain true to the story of our time, be bold enough to disagree civilly and still laugh and embrace each other. I keep this optimism each day close to my heart, and urge you too to adopt it.

The chords that bind us together, those chords of a shared future, a tranquil and prosperous nation, the chords of true friendship, love and fair chance exceed the polarity of our politics. We must choose peace and firmly believe in it.

As elites, I also believe that we must play our role in shaping our country. And therefore we must influence the choice of governance. We believe in different candidates, let us hold those beliefs and enhance debate on governance. But in the end, I as a person believe that Everyone is born with certain rights that are inalienable. One of such key right is a right to dream, imagine, but more importantly a fair chance of having a shot at their dreams and that
Whenever a society encourages practices, beliefs and traditions that create inequality, and give undue advantage to certain people, then that becomes reason for concern. We must create a country where all, despite tribe have a fair shot at their dreams.

I wish all of us great health during and after exams and undying love as we join our families and friends during the festivities. May God bless us and happy festive season.

Kind Regards

Lone Felix

@lonefelix