In Summary

  • Activists claims the distribution of bursaries leaves out vulnerable children.
  • Wee hours distribution claims blamed for disparity

Parents in Mukuru area are decrying disparity in the issuance of bursaries.

Speaking on behalf parents, Erick Ambuche a seasoned human rights activist, says distribution has been mared with noticeable nepotism with some beneficiaries instructed to receive application forms and cheques in wee hours.

“The  happening in several areas sampled on bursary allocation is uncalled for, tedious and pathetic a coonstituency like Embakasi South numbers are issued in wee hours ie where known individuals converge in identified locations.” says Ambuche.

He further alleged that poor parents in some occasions been misdirected to converge in their representatives areas only to learn that other beneficiaries had received in a parallel assembly.

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Mr Ambuche  now wants  the Ministry of Education and National Treasury to  speedily  work on matter to enable  children to continue  with their  education.

He suggests the education department  can use teachers and other mechanisms to identify needy kids who should benefit from bursary and wire funds directly to their school accounts.

They further  mentioned   increased  capitation per student from Kshs.22,240.00 to a desirable agreed amount in order to ease congestion or overdependence on constituency and county bursaries.

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