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Kirinyaga County gives bursaries to over 40,000 needy students

Kirinyaga County gives bursaries to over 40,000 needy students

Kirinyaga County government distributed Sh125 million in bursaries to needy secondary school and college students on Thursday. The funds will benefit 42,527 regional students.

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Governor Anne Waiguru said during the bursary distribution in Ngurubani town that the recipients come from all 20 wards in the county.

Kirinyaga County Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango accompanied her.

“We remain committed to supporting the education of the children in the county, the improvement of academic performance and ultimately, the lives of the youth in the county,” she said.

Ms Waiguru stated that the bursaries will help to alleviate the burden of school fees on parents, many of whom are experiencing various hardships as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the governor of Kirinyaga, this year’s disbursement is the largest in comparison to previous years.

32,397 secondary school students, 5,388 university students, and 4,742 students from other tertiary institutions are among those who will benefit.

At the same time, Ms Waiguru urged Kirinyaga residents to keep the peace during the upcoming Mashujaa Day celebrations, which will take place at Wang’uru Stadium in Mwea.

She also urged residents to register as voters, lamenting the county’s low turnout, with only 2,300 people registering as voters in the ongoing registration being conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The governor reiterated her intention to run for re-election and urged residents to vote for her.

“My development work speaks for itself and I’m appealing to the residents to give me another five-year term so that I can continue developing the region for their benefit,” she said.

Ms Waiguru stated that she would reveal her political vehicle following the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

“I’m listening to what the residents are saying, and soon after the celebrations, I’ll announce the political party whose ticket I’ll use to defend my seat,” she said to applause.

The governor urged residents to vote out inept leaders.



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