YCS ELECTIONS RESULTS FOR THE 2018/2019

By Francis Wambui

The electoral process ran from Monday, 28th May to Thursday, 14th June. In the first week i.e. from the 28th to 31st May, we conducted the proposals for the 7 chaplaincy posts i.e. the chairperson, vice chairperson, coordinator, treasurer, secretary, vice secretary and the instrument manager. After the proposals, the committee met and drafted the ballot papers with two names per post. On Monday, 4th June, the committee met all the 14 individuals whose names were proposed for the various posts. This meeting was necessary to avoid situations where people are elected against their wish and therefore fail to give their best. Afterwards, the committee met and redrafted the ballot papers with the response of the proposed persons put into consideration.

Those who appeared on the ballot papers were as follows:

POST

NAMES

Chairperson

1.James Ndung’u

2.Raymong Sure

Vice-Chairperson

1.Sarah Nyanjur

2.Sabina Apronia

Coordinator

1.Kelvin Ndini

2.Pius Kipkemoi

Treasurer

1.Esther Oduor

2.Audrey Nakhatama

Secretary

1.Benaline Kipng’eno

2.Catherine Kioko

Vice-Secretary

1.Marion Atieno

2.Caroline Kizito

Instrument Manager

1.Christopher Odoyo

2.Dennis Mutirithia

ELECTIONS 2018/2019

The committee printed 60 ballots for each of the 7 posts at a cost of Ksh. 300. The elections happened on Wednesday June 6th after the 4.00pm mass. Each of the members present was given 7 ballot papers for the seven posts. After they had made their choices, the papers were collected by seven members of the committee, each collecting for one of the posts. The counting of votes was done immediately afterwards in front of the members. About 54 people participated in the exercise.

The winners were as follows:

POST

NAME

Chairperson

James Ndung’u

Vice-Chairperson

Sabina Apronia

Coordinator

Pius Kipkemoi

Treasurer

Esther Oduor

Secretary

Catherine Kioko

Vice-Secretary

Marion Atieno

Instrument Manager

Dennis Mutirithia

YCS GROUP ELECTIONS

The elections were to be conducted after the respective group’s meetings from Monday, June 12th to Friday, June 15th as indicated in the table below. However, Friday being a public holiday, the Focolare elections were held on Thursday.

DAY

GROUP

Monday

Liturgy

Tuesday

Choir

Wednesday

Liturgical dancers

Thursday

Singles For Christ

Friday

Focolare

The elections were done post by post starting with the top-most. Once several names were proposed, voting was done by raising of hands. The simple majority rule was used.

SCCs ELECTIONS 2018/2019

The small Christian communities conducted their elections on Thursday after the groups’ elections. Though the communities are free to elect any number of officials as they may deem necessary, only the chairperson is a member of the chaplaincy management committee.

THE 2018/19 OFFICE

The following is the list of names of the office members and their posts

S/N

NAME

POST

CHAPLAINCY OFFICIALS

1.

James Ndung’u

Chairperson

2.

Apronia Shimejero

Vice -chairperson

3.

Pius Kipkemoi

Coordinator

4.

Audrey Nakhatama

Treasurer

5.

Catherine Kioko

Secretary

6.

Marion Atieno

Vice - secretary

7.

Dennis Mutirithia

Instrument manager

CHOIR

1.

Christopher Odoyo

Chairperson

2.

Risper Machira

Vice - chairperson

3.

Kelvin Ndini

Director

4.

Cecilia Kinyua

Treasurer

5.

Justin Riose

Secretary

6.

Douglas Makori

Vice - secretary

7.

Rawlings Kirimi

Discipline Manager

LITURGY

1.

Sebastian Gisemba

Chairperson

2.

Philip Onyango

Coordinator

3.

Carol Kizito

Secretary

FOCOLARE

1.

Audrey Nakhatama

Chairperson

2.

Arafat Ochieng

Coordinator

3.

Mark Nyongesa

Secretary

LITURGICAL DANCERS (THE CATALANS)

1.

Mary Akinyi

Chairperson

2.

Vincent Masyuko

Coordinator

3.

Agnes Gachagua

Secretary

SINGLES FOR CHRIST (SFC)

1.

Raymond Sure

Chairperson

2.

Esther Oduor

Coordinator

ST. MONICAH SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

1.

Francis Wangu

Chairperson

St. BAKHITA SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

1.

Vincent Musili

Chairperson

ST. JOHN PAUL 11 SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

1.

Alexander Kinyua

Chairperson

ST. KIZITO SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

1.

Patrick Mwangi

Chairperson

THE YCS ELECTION COMMITTEE

The YCS election committee had the following persons as members

  1. Francis Wambui
  2. Victor Audi
  3. Erick Juma
  4. Boniface Kioko
  5. Lindah Akoth
  6. Esther Wanjiku
  7. Sammy King’ori
  8. Zachariah Wachira