Students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions from Githiga in Githunguri Sub-county of Kiambu County have benefitted from bursaries worth Sh 48 million from the National Government.
The chairman of the NG-CDF for Githiga Mr. Joseph Kabari said during a ceremony to present the cheques to the beneficiaries which was held at Githiga primary school that those who had benefitted were secondary school students in form 1 to 3 since they were continuing students.
He clarified that beneficiaries in form 4, colleges and university students had been awarded their cheques in November last year
Mr. Kabari said that all boarding students will be awarded cheques worth Sh 10,000 while day school students will be awarded cheques worth Sh 3,000 in tandem with government directive.
The schools benefitted as follows, Gikanga Kageche secondary school received Sh 300,000, Matuguta secondary Sh 258,000, Gathaithi secondary Sh 42,000, Githiga high school Sh 220,000, St Joseph high school Sh 126,000, Kambui girls high school Sh 160,000, Githima secondary school Sh 210,000, Gitwe girls Sh 130,000, Gachoire girls high school Sh 50,000, Gathirimo girls Sh 160,000, St Ann’s Rioki high school Sh 20,000, Senior chief Koinange Sh 20,000, P.C.E.A Komothai women for mentally challenged Sh 20,000, OLS Mugoiri girls Sh 20,000, Gatamaiyo high school Sh 20,000, Gathiruini high school Sh 20,000 Marira secondary school Sh20,000, Kiambu high school Sh 20,000, Komothai girls high school Sh 30,000, Baricho girls high school Sh 10,000, Baricho boys high school Sh 10,000 and Gatura girls secondary Sh 10,000 respectively
Githunguri Member of Parliament Mr. Gabriel Kago (aka) Wa Lydia presided over the presentation. He cautioned the beneficiaries to appreciate the Government funding by working hard to enable them have a bright future and participate in the national development.
He also revealed that they had information that some of the beneficiaries were exchanging their cheques with cash, which is wrong and that those engaging in such arrangements would be dealt with accordingly.
In his address, area Assistant Chief Mr. Benjamín Gikonyo said some students had not reported to their schools since the schools were re-opened after the lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Make sure you talk to them to immediately make arrangements of showing up in their schools as we are soon coming for them from wherever they are,” he said.
The MP said that Githunguri needed a college so that students from the region got access of the service from proximity without having to travel far away from their homes.
To achieve this dream, he said he had received Sh100 million that has aided in the construction of the college and that it was almost complete.
The function was graced by Mr. Irungu Kang’ata the Senator of Murang’a County who was among the chief guests.
by Lydia Shiloya/Jane Kageche