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Kananu Under Pressure As Nairobi County Fails To Disburse Bursary For Two Years

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Nairobi County Assembly Members are now facing hard times with members of the public over delayed bursary funds that has affected many needy families.

The MCAs are yet to receive the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 financial year  bursary funds with county government of Nairobi citing delays in National Treasury.

In November last year Nairobi governor Ann Kananu said the county was yet to receive its equitable share from the national government hence  the delays.

‘‘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.

Yesterday, a section of Nairobi MCAs stormed Nairobi County Executive for Education Janet Ouko’s office demanding answers but Ouko was not present.


“We shall be camping here daily untill she gives us answers ..we are in second financial year with no single bursary disbursed…we shall not allow Kananu and Ouko to joke with our children’s future,” Dandora IV  MCA Francis  Otieno  told Ghetto Radio News.

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.

By Allan Otieno



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