NAIROBI – South Sudan students’ association in Kenyan Universities and higher institutes have replaced the body’s interim chairman and replaced him with a female leader after the former chairman refused to conduct elections and embezzling the body’s funds, according to a statement extended to Sudans Post.
“Simon Nhial Changkuoth, the Councilor from Kisii University moved a motion to impeach Mr. Ayuel Taupiny Malek (the chairman) and Tom Gadel Malowa (deputy chairperson) pursuant to Article 48 of the Reviewed Constitution of SSSAK, 2016 for financial misappropriation, gross misconduct, abuse of office and executive authority, violation of the constitution and obstruction of the progress of the Association, soliciting money from top government ministers in the name of the Association, and finally interference with and obstruction of the electoral process,” the statement reads in part.
“Ayuel Taupiny was indicted, stands accused for stealing students’ money, arbitrarily arresting students, weakening the institutions of governance, using his SSSAK office to manipulate and swindle elders and fellow students, failing to conduct elections for three years, politicizing the mandate of the Association and obstruction of the elections,” it further added.
It further said “Tom Gadel was indicted, accused for stealing students’ money, Graduating and refusing to hand over the office, using SSSAK office as a conduit to solicit money from elders, and obstruction of the elections.”
“In consequent and to avert power vacuum, the Council devised a legal remedy by passing the Interim Executive Act, 2021 appointing Ms. Kuei Mawien Dhor, former President of the South Sudan Students’ Association at the University of Nairobi (SSSANU) and former Clerk of the Council, as the Interim President mandated to redeem the lost glory of SSSAK and to organize free and fair elections that will create precedent for the smooth transition of leadership.”