Stephen Machua joined college politics at the age of 20. He run his campaign through a team of volunteers both on social media and offline activities. His popularity grew across the Nairobi city-based university, because of his young age and convincing tone during campaigns.
He was part of a camp, sort of political party, that comprised 16 candidates all vying for different positions in the Student Union of Kenya Polytechnic University College (SUKPUC) which was named Student Association of Technical University of Kenya (SATUK) after the University charter.
He represented the interests of students with special needs and facilitated the establishment of working relationships between external partners and the university.