For the first time in the history of their society, JKUAT engineering students conducted their annual elections but this time round they did it electronically.

Normally the exercise would go for more than two hours but with the introduction of the new system, it only took 40 minutes.

Engineering students line up to vote

The electronic voting system was a brainchild of final year students; Koi Anyango, Frederick Kirimi, Lucy Masaba and Pascal Aloo.

The students recommended to the Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) to take up the new system. With it being faster it would also offer credible results.

“It will prevent impersonation and ballot stuffing that is common with manual voting’’, Said Aloo.

Society of engineering students (SES) has been encouraging its students in innovation and this design by its students proved that most of them were taking up innovation seriously.

With innovation the students will learn hands on skills that will project value in solving and offering solutions to the institution and the general community.