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MCAs accuse Sonko of lying over issuance of bursaries

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Nairobi of County Assembly members are yet to receive bursary money despite governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko parading them at City hall issuing vouchers for the same three weeks ago.

The MCAs have described last week’s parade as a ‘prank’  and public relation exercise by the governor to mislead the public.

The angered MCAs are now plotting to confront the governor over the matter as schools approach opening.

Three weeks ago Sonko gave out bursary vouchers to the MCAs at charter hall assuring them that cash has been wired directly to the respective schools of the students that had qualified for the bursaries.

‘‘It has been difficult for us to  even walk in our wards, we told parents that the bursary money have been sent directly to the schools accounts but up to now no money has been received’’ Dandora 4 MCA Francis Otieno told Ghetto Radio News.

Meanwhile according to the City Hall sources the  controller of budget is yet to  release the funds.

Sonko launched Sh 400,000,000 million bursary funds which is set to benefit over 4000 needy students in Nairobi.

From the Sh 400 million, a sum amounting to  Sh 297.5 million has been set aside for the ward bursary scheme with each ward expected to receive Sh3.5 million.

But the MCAs  are furious with the governor on why he  had to parade them MCAs in front of the media and parents that he is giving out funds that have not materialised.

Nairobi City County  Education CEC Lucia Mulwa has avoided our calls and when we visited  her office over the same, she left and refused to address the concerns.

The opening dates opening dates  for term 2 will be on 29th April 2019.

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