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1500 needy students from Kajiado receive bursaries

More than 1500 needy students from Kajiado East Constituency have benefitted from Sh10 Million bursaries from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty.

Kajiado East Member of Parliament Peris Tobiko while handing over the cheques to the beneficiaries at the NG-CDF offices in Kitengela town, noted that 1,212 secondary, 145 University and 177 college students have benefited from the kitty as well as 51 others who would get full scholarships.

Ms Tobiko said selection of the beneficiaries was done by a committee from each of the 20 locations adding the criteria ensured that only genuine cases were considered. “We have 20 locations in Kajiado East Constituency. Each location has received Sh500,000 which will be divided among the needy students from that location. More than 1500 students are set to benefit from the bursary kitty,” she said.

Tobiko noted that besides issuance of bursaries, her office also funds construction of classrooms, libraries, toilets and dormitories in a bid to promote education by providing a conducive environment for learners. She warned school heads against misappropriating CDF funds urging them to exercise transparency so as to ensure infrastructure in their schools are improved.

She said the CDF kitty would also fund 100 boda boda operators to undergo road safety awareness training by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

“NG-CDF has and will continue to play a vital role in uplifting educational standards in Kajiado East through construction of new classrooms and repair of damaged ones, construction of staffrooms, teachers’ quarters, and building dormitories,” said the MP.

Isinya Sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Justus Musau warned parents who have not taken their children to school that they would be arrested and charged for denying them their right to education.

Musau revealed that Chiefs and their assistants were doing a mop up exercise in their locations to ensure that all school going children are not kept at home adding:“All children have a right to education. Any parent denying the child this right by not taking them to school will be arrested.”

By Rop Janet

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