Welcome Message - CUKSU
Wex Amos Kamotho President – The Co-operative University of Kenya.

I am honoured to serve as the President of The cooperative University of Kenya a prestigious institution known for its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, Training and the holistic development of students.

Having earned my First Degree in Bcom (procurement option) and Diploma in purchasing and supplies management from the same university I have a strong academic background that underpins my understanding of the transformative power of education. I have also held various administrative roles throughout my career, enabling me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by educational institutions in the 21st century.

As the President of CUK, I am driven by a bold and ambitious vision to position our university as a global leader in higher education. My vision encompasses several key pillars:

1. Academic Excellence: I am committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence by expanding research an innovation opportunities, enhancing the quality of our academic programs and coming up with comrade friendly policies. We will strive to provide a stimulating and inclusive learning environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and innovation.

2. Student-Centric Approach in social welfare and co-curriculum activities: Our students are at the heart of everything we do. I aim to ensure that every student receives personalized attention, mentorship, and support to help them thrive academically, talent wise, professionally, and personally. We will invest in state-of-the-art facilities, technology, and resources to enhance the overall student experience.

3. Global Engagement: In an increasingly interconnected world, it is essential for our university to foster global engagement and cultural exchange. I envision forging strategic partnerships with leading institutions around the world, something that I’ve achieved in over 6 countries in Africa, we are promoting student and faculty exchanges, and creating international research collaborations. This will enable our students to become global citizens equipped with the skills and perspectives needed to tackle global challenges.
Mission to have more international students being admitted at our institution here in Karen and at Nairobi CBD campus is ongoing.

4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: I believe in cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset among our students and faculty. By fostering a culture of innovation, we will encourage groundbreaking research, support startups and incubators, and provide the necessary resources to turn ideas into real-world solutions. Our university will be a hub of innovation, contributing to societal and economic development.

5. Community Engagement: Our university has a responsibility to positively impact the local community and beyond. Borrowing from our Motto: Empowering communities, I encourage community engagement initiatives, volunteer programs, and partnerships with local organizations to address societal needs, promote social justice, and create a more sustainable future.

6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: I am deeply committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university environment. We will prioritize recruiting a diverse faculty and student body, ensuring equal opportunities for all, and creating a campus culture that celebrates and respects differences. By embracing diversity, we enrich the educational experience and prepare our students to thrive in a multicultural society.
I encourage our students to participate in sporting activities, religious initiatives, business, art, drama, music Clubs and associations among others.

Together, with the dedicated Administration, staff, students, alumni, and stakeholders of CUK, I am confident that we can achieve these goals and establish our institution as a beacon of knowledge, innovation, and social impact. I look forward to working collaboratively and transparently to realize our shared vision and create a brighter future for our university and the communities we serve.

CUKSU Leadership
Caroline Kibuchi-Gender and Special Needs Secretary

I am Caroline Kibuchi, currently a 3rd-year Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies student, I proudly hold the position of Gender and Special Needs Secretary at the esteemed Cooperative University of Kenya. I am a passionate advocate for gender equity and equality. In addition to my commitment to gender equity, I am also a fervent advocate for mental health awareness. I understand the importance of nurturing both the physical and emotional well-being of individuals, and I strive to create an atmosphere where mental health is openly discussed and supported without stigma. From an early age, I firmly believe that every person, regardless of their background, should be given equal opportunities without discrimination. My strong convictions drive me to take a stand and become a catalyst for change in my community.
I have always been passionate about reading novels, as they offer me an escape into diverse and captivating worlds. The power of storytelling fascinates me, and I find solace in the pages of books that transport me to far-off places and unravel the depths of human emotions. My love for literature has broadened my horizons and enriched my understanding of different cultures and experiences. Music is another essential aspect of my life. From soulful melodies to energetic beats, I find myself deeply connecting with various genres that stir my soul. Music serves as my form of self-expression, and I often lose myself in its rhythm, finding inspiration and comfort in its melodies.
Nature holds a special place in my heart, and I cherish long walks amidst its beauty. Taking nature walks provides me with moments of tranquility and reflection, allowing me to appreciate the wonders of the world around me. There is a sense of unity between my beliefs in equality and the harmony I experience while surrounded by the natural world.
Bike riding is one of my favorite activities, as it offers me a sense of empowerment and freedom. The wind in my hair as I pedal through the city streets brings a rush of exhilaration, reminding me that life is an adventurous journey with countless paths to explore. I embrace challenges with a go-getter attitude, firmly believing that failure is merely a stepping stone towards success. One of the things that truly brings me joy is engaging in fruitful conversations with people about various topics. I relish the opportunity to discuss literature, music, social issues, and virtually anything that sparks curiosity and learning. Through these conversations, I strengthen my connections with others and gain new perspectives on life.
As a person who doesn’t believe in failure, I approach every endeavor with determination and resilience. I view challenges as opportunities for growth and strive to overcome them with unwavering perseverance. My commitment to creating a more inclusive and equal society fuels my ambition to effect positive change in my community and beyond


Mr. Newton Kipleting Lagat – Secretary General,

 Mr. Newton Kipleting Lagat – Secretary General, The Cooperative University of Kenya 2023/2024

Welcome to the official profile of Mr. Newton Kipleting Lagat, the passionate and dedicated Secretary General of The Cooperative University of Kenya for the academic year 2023/2024. As a champion of youth matters, Mr. Kipleting’s leadership journey has been marked by resilience, determination, and a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of my fellow students.

Academic Background:
Mr. Kipleting is a distinguished scholar with an impressive academic record. Holds a Certificate in Leadership for Change (LFC) and a Diploma in Leadership & Management. Currently, I’m pursuing Bachelor of Commerce degree, showcasing the dedication to personal growth and leadership development.

A Story of Perseverance:
Mr. Kipleting’s journey to becoming the Secretary General of The Cooperative University of Kenya was not without challenges. Despite facing setbacks during the 2022 elections, I never lost hope. Undeterred by obstacles, I persevered and, with great sacrifice and determination, made a successful comeback in 2023, earning myself the esteemed position of The Secretary General.

A Leader Shaped by Challenges:
Mr. Kipleting’s life has been marked by numerous challenges that have molded me into the leader I am today. Having attended three different secondary schools – Mwai Abiero Ogen Secondary School in Chemelil, Mihuu Mixed Day & Boarding Secondary School in Webuye, and Moi Barracks High School in Eldoret – i had the opportunity to practice and refine my leadership skills in various capacities.

Leadership Roles During Secondary Education:

Mwai Abiero Ogen Secondary School – Chemelil:

Assistant Environment Prefect
Bible Coordinator in the Christian Union
Deputy President

Mihuu Mixed Day & Boarding Secondary School – Webuye:

Class Representative
Christian Union Treasurer
Guiding & Counseling Coordinator

Moi Barracks High School – Eldoret:

Christian Union Treasurer
Christian Union Chairperson
Guiding & Counseling Coordinator
Laboratory Prefect
Secretary General of The Prefect Body

Engagement at The Cooperative University of Kenya:

Mr. Kipleting’s journey at The Cooperative University of Kenya began in May 2019 when I enrolled as a fresh mind, pursuing a Diploma in Leadership & Management. Over time, I distinguished myself as a leader, serving as a Class Representative before taking on the role of Class Representatives Coordinator in the department of Economics & Entrepreneurship (DEE), School of Business (SBE).

Furthermore, I showcased my oratory and organizational skills as the Secretary of the Debate Club, representing CUK proudly in The East African Great Debaters Contest held in Kenya. Additionally, I have been actively involved in the Rotaract Club of The Cooperative University of Kenya, where i serve as the Sergeant at Arms.

Vision and Philanthropy:

Mr. Kipleting’s leadership is fueled by a strong vision to serve fellow youths, engage in youth-oriented matters, and provide support where needed. My belief in giving back to society has led me to participate actively in fundraising initiatives, visiting the sick, assisting the elderly, and spending time with children in orphanages.

Ambitions for the Future:

As a young and ambitious leader, Mr. Kipleting’s aspirations reach far beyond the university campus. I envisions myself in national leadership roles, a testament to my dedication to driving positive change on a larger scale, all while remaining steadfast in my love for The Cooperative University of Kenya and the nation of Kenya.

With a burning desire to make a lasting impact, My ultimate goal is to become the President of The Cooperative University of Kenya someday, where i can continue to serve and uplift the student community and the institution as a whole.

Join me in celebrating the dynamic leadership of Mr. Newton Kipleting Lagat, an inspiring individual who embodies the values of determination, service, and a profound commitment to uplifting the lives of others. As Secretary General, my goal is to create an inclusive and thriving Student Governing Council that addresses the needs and aspirations of the student community at The Cooperative University of Kenya.


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Past Presidents


The presidents who have served before him (emeritus) include:

  1. John Paul Otieno (2017/2018)
  2. Alphonse Augustus (2018/2019)
  3. Wickliffe Mbaka (2019/2020)
  4. Collins Brandon  (2021/2022)
  5. Collins Brandon  (2022/2023)

The current SGC wishes to most sincerely thank all the previous CUKSU presidents and leadership for the good work they did during your tenure. May God richly bless you!

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University Bank Accounts

All payments to the institution are payable to the Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Equity Bank Kenya 

Co-operative Bank –Account No.01129062663600 (Karen Branch). The University does not accept cash payments

Equity Bank of Kenya-Account Number 1250277107862(Karen Supreme branch)

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