Pope Francis has appointed Rt. Rev. Bishop Anthony Muheria to be the Archbishop of the Nyeri Archdiocese.
The news of the appointment was officially made in Rome on Sunday, 23rd, April, 2017 at noon(1.00 p.m.Kenyan time).
A letter on the same addressed to the Kenyan Bishops, read in part “I have the honour and pleasure to inform you that Pope Francis has appointed the Right Reverend Anthony Muheria presently Bishop of Kitui as Archbishop of Nyeri.”
Archbishop Muheria’s appointment follows the retirement of Most Rev. Peter Kairo after attaining the retirement age of 75 years in September last year.
Until his appointment Archbishop Muheria was the Bishop of Kitui and the Apostolic Administrator of Machakos following the appointment of Most Reverend Martin Kivuva to the Archdiocese of Mombasa.
He was born on 27th, May, 1963 in Murang’a Diocese, ordained Priest of Opus Dei 13th, June, 1993, he was appointed the Bishop of Embu on 30th, October, 2003 and ordained Bishop of Embu on 10th, June, 2004. On 28th, June 2008 he was appointed the Bishop of Kitui Diocese.
Bishop Muheria, now Archbishop is a member of the University’s board of Trustees.
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The Catholic University of Eastern Africa student leader’s 2017 elections were held on March 31, and run online for a second time in a row.
Voting open at 9 am in the morning and all registered students were allowed to vote even from their mobile phones.
As they voted, the results were trickling in minute by minute till the end of the voting period where the final results were immediately available.
In previous years on an election day, counting of votes would go on till the wee hours of the following day and it was at times marred with outcries of rigging and such malpractices. Indeed on the voting day University business ran as usual as the over 3500 student voters did so at their comfort.
Speaking during the announcement of the winners, Rev. Dr. Pius Male the DVC Admin, Finance and Planning lauded the online system for making the election process so smooth and devoid of glitches.
All a student needed was to connect to www.vappsio.com to verify their details. On the voting day the University computer Labs were open to all students to vote. However, voting was also done from their personal devices i.e., Laptops, tablets, smart phones and desktop computers at their convenience.
The system was pioneered by a group of Computer Science students in 2015 and subsequently used for the 2016 student’s elections successfully. The students and the administration were thus more comfortable with it in this year’s election.
Phillip Munene, Allan Macharia, Victor Karanja and Sheila Anyango were the brains behind the system. Most of these students have already graduated.
To ensure security, student’s personal data is sent and stored in an encrypted format for extra security and privacy. Once a student has voted, the system locks them from any further access and hence ensures the integrity of the voting process. The system has multi-step authetification and combines the use of a student’s mobile number, student number and email address.
Most of those who used it appreciated it and have congratulated the team that designed and developed the system. It made the students elections efficient and convenient. The results of the elections can now be easily accessed through this link https://vote.vappsio.com/vote/results.
These students have also developed a polling system (Poll Brand) that was used to run the Nganya Awards in 2016 among other events. This can be downloaded for free from Google Play. The University elections system is attracting attention from other academic institutions.
In 2016, the online voting system was noted by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and highlighted in their bulletin of March 4th (http://goo.gl/eJYt8v).
In Kenya, only Africa Nazarene University conducted their elections electronically in 2015. However, this is a common feature in student politics in Europe and America.