MP releases KSh56.8 million bursary as he shelves purchase of buses

Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri after he gave Ksh56.8 million from NGCDF for bursary at Borangi PAG Primary School yesterday.

Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri has disbursed KSh56.8 million bursary to university and college students as he announced to put on hold purchase of buses for schools.

“I have bought seven buses since I were elected. I urge schools to share the buses,” Obiri said.

The MP spoke at Borangi PAG Primary School on Thursday during the launch of the NGCDF, revealing that it was delayed from the National Treasury and urged beneficiaries to pick the cheques from the NGCDF office.

“University students were awarded Ksh10,000 up from Ksh7000 previously,” Obiri said.

Obiri hands over a cheque of Ksh10,000 to a parent of a university student. He said he put on hold the purchase of buses for schools.

He urged some leaders who were inciting students to protest over the delay to stop politicizing education and give him ample time to serve his constituents.

The MP said the number of students joining university from the constituency had increased and attributed it to improved infrastructure.

Lucy Bwari, the Gucha KNUT Executive Secretary, said she helped learners from poor families to join secondary school and urged the MP to pick it up and give them bursaries.

“I took some students from poor families to schools and agreed with school principals not to send them home for fees,” Bwari said.

Members of Kisii County Assembly – Henry Moracha ( Bassi Central), Naftal Onkoba (Nyacheki), Thomas Obare (Bassi Boitang’are) and Jacob Bagaka (Masige East) – said they will also release bursaries to learners.

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By Emmanuel Gwakoi

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