Kakamega County gives more bursaries to the disadvantaged

Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa has increased bursary allocation to disadvantaged groups in society, especially those with disability.

The County Government of Kakamega has implemented an affirmative action in bursary allocation that gives special attention to persons living with disabilities, orphans and teen mothers.

Speaking during the launch of bursaries for students from various schools, Governor Fernandes Barasa said the bursary allocation has been increased from Ksh2 million to Ksh4 million.

The governor said he is confident that these bursaries will have a huge impact on families since it will ease the burden of raising fees.

He said the county government is committed to ensuring that students from vulnerable families are supported by doubling their bursary allocation.

“Increasing bursaries will demonstrate the demand for education as a priority in the development agenda, and allocating the money to each Ward guarantees equality and gives opportunity to local leadership, including MCAs, to make decisions on who deserves to get the bursary,” he said.

He was satisfied that vetting was done fairly as the most deserving cases in the county were awarded.


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