Lamu gives an initial Ksh2.6M bursary to needy in Lamu East  

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy issues a cheque to a parent as part of the 2.6 million shilling bursary that targets the needy.

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy today launched a bursary scheme worth Ksh2.6 million to needy students in six secondary schools in Faza and Kiunga Wards in Lamu East Sub-county.

This is in fulfillment of his commitment to assist students from needy backgrounds to access basic education.

Governor Timamy encouraged parents to embrace the bursary and scholarship programmes, noting that education is the greatest equalizer and a tool that can transform one’s life regardless of the background.

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy issues a cheque to another parent as part of the 2.6 million shilling bursary that targets the needy in the county.

“We are gathered here today committed to uplift the lives of those students who need financial support, to give hope to the hopeless, and to support the dreams of future generations hindered by lack of resources to get education. Towards this end my government will ensure every child in Lamu County gets access to this constitutional right; basic education,” he said.

The governor pledged to ensure that starting next week, all continuing students (Form 2-4) will start receiving their scholarships.

Education CECM Sebastian Owanga thanked him for extending Form One scholarship and bursary application deadline to February 1, 2024, noting that it will give guardians/parents an opportunity to apply so that no one is left out.

By Caroline Wangechi

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