Newly-elected University of Nairobi Student Association Chair Ann Mvurya has revealed that her campaign was expensive.

Ms Mwangi said she used more than Sh2 million campaigning for the seat.

The 20-year-old student taking a bachelors' degree in law become the first female at the University of Nairobi to win the chairmanship of the student leadership.

"My campaign was quite expensive. I spent slightly over Ksh2 million," she said during an exclusive interview with edaily

Mvurya further revealed that the whole amount used in her campaign did not come from her own pocket, adding that she sourced some from well-wishers who included fellow students.

"First of all, I am a businesswoman; I am not only a student but also an entrepreneur. I sell produce from my mid-scale farm in Nakuru. Secondly, students, via harambee, contributed toward my campaign funds. I also held a harambee back home in Nakuru," she said.

Ms Mwangi won the election after garnering 24 votes against her opponent Samuel Ayoma who managed 16 votes in the polls held on Friday, April 5.

She was congratulated by many leaders including Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Nairobi's Mike Sonko.

Sonko invited her to his City Hall offices and later took pictures with the student leader which elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans, forcing Ms Mwangi to explain everything to the general public