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Kananu Blames National Government Over Delayed Bursary Disbursement


Nairobi County acting governor Ann Kananu has absolved herself from blame over the delays occasioning bursary disbursement pointing an accusing finger at National Treasury.

Kananu says that the county has not received its equitable share from the National Government.

‘‘About the bursaries we have had issues of delayed disbursement of our exchequer from the national government but at least I can say in the next few weeks we are going to get our bursaries paid we are waiting for equitable share from the National Treasury and am asking school principals to let us have our children back to school because am assuring them we are going to pay bursaries soon,” says Kananu.

Needy parents who have been depending on Nairobi County Government bursaries to boost school fees for their children are currently languishing at home following delays that have marred the remittance of bursary funds to schools.

Elizabeth Bondo a Kariobangi resident told Ghetto Radio News that the Nairobi County Government bursary kitty has become unpredictable and it is affecting the needy students that totally depend on it.


“It is no longer business as usual a single bursary can take a year before it is delivered and at some point the money is wired after a student has dropped out of school because of fees,” Bondo told Ghetto Radio News.

“We have suffered a lot sometimes that’s the only hope you have there is no one to provide us with information out here I think this is injustice we should be told if the bursary is available or not,” another parent said.

Dandora 4 MCA Francis Otieno Ngesa blamed the executive for the delays saying there should be proper planning for the bursary kitty.

‘‘We are the people who issue these forms and therefore these parents knows that we are directly responsible for the delays …I want to urge Madam Kananu to keep her promise and deliver  the bursaries in the shortest time possible,’’ Ngesa said.