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Bank sets aside Sh100 million to aid needy students

Kenya Commercial Bank foundation has identified 14 needy and bright students from Kirinyaga County for funding throughout their secondary period.

The students will benefit from the payment of school fees, books, and any other requirement to see them through their secondary education.

Kerugoya KCB branch manager Ephantus Muchiri said the bank has set aside Sh100 million that would go towards the support of the students countrywide.

While speaking at Kerugoya during the issuance of the cheques to the beneficiaries, Muchiri said the students would be expected to perform and be great people in the society.

“Let nobody lower your esteem because you are being educated by the bank. Instead, go to school with a set mind to succeed and be an important person in this country,” he urged.

He said the beneficiaries must target to utilize the funding to the maximum, not forgetting that they were selected among many who had applied for the opportunity.

The manager said that come Monday next week, all the beneficiaries would be expected to report to schools ready to start their secondary school life.

Muchiri stated that the scholarships were awarded after visits to the applicants’ homes, background checks and verifications.

“We are happy today to present 14 candidates who are beneficiaries of the KCB Foundations with their cheques,” he said.

James Kinyua Mutugi the CEC for Education Kirinyaga County, who was the chief guest, said the students have a chance to change their narrative of their life by putting in effort and making it in life.

He said the county government through Governor Anne Waiguru has emphasized the need for education and has set aside Sh100,000 which has already been worked out, ready for distribution to the needy students.

“The committee mandated to identify and allocate the money to the students has already finalized their work and soon, students will start receiving the support in various schools as allocated,” Mutugi said

He said the students must make sure they are committed, have an agenda and a goal to achieve, and make proud of those who support them.

By Irungu Mwangi

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