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County Government awards scholarship to 90 needy students

Makueni County Government will spend Sh.6.3 million to award 90 scholarships to bright and needy students set to join form one in various national and county schools across the country.
The sponsorship brings to 293 the number of beneficiaries under the programme that was started in 2014. Each of the benefiting student received Sh70, 000 for the whole year.
Speaking during the launch of the scholarships at the county social hall in Wote Tuesday, Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau said the money will cater for schools fees, stationery and uniform.
Mwau also said the beneficiaries will be sponsored throughout their university education if they attain a mean grade of B plus in their KCSE.
She advised the students to work hard and urged other well-wishers to support other needy students and supplement the county government’s programme.
“We picked three students from each of the 30 wards across the county and our hope is that the beneficiaries will transform their lives through education,” said Mwau.
Miriam Mutinda, the guardian of one of the beneficiaries said she was grateful to the County Government for awarding her nephew the scholarship.
Mutinda said her family could not afford to educate Moses Musyoki who scored 377 marks and was admitted to St. Patrick boys-Iten in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
It was a happy occasion for Moses and his twin brother Mark Musyoki who on Monday received a similar scholarship from Kenya Commercial Bank.
“We are very grateful to God that the twin brothers who were orphaned a tender age, both managed to receive scholarships,” she said.
By Roselyne Kavoo

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