Over 600 university students from Kasipul Constituency, Homa Bay County will benefitted from a bursary worth Ksh6.5 million to cater for their studies.
The funds will be drawn from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
Speaking during the issuance of the bursary cheques on Tuesday in the NG-CDF offices in Oyugis town, Kasipul Member of Parliament Were Ong’ondo said each student received Ksh 10,000.
Ong’ondo said the funds will cushion vulnerable students who could otherwise miss out on joining the universities due to high poverty levels as many parents who had approached him voiced their worries about children failing to join due to financial constraints.
The Legislator said Kasipul was the first constituency in the Nyanza region to allocate bursaries for students joining universities.
“Kasipul NG-CDF is the first one to provide allocation for university students. Many students would otherwise fail to join universities if they are not supported” the MP said.
He urged the students to shun social vices and focus on their education to enable them to meet the intended objectives.
“I cannot support students who are always preoccupied with politicking, I want students to concentrate on their studies,” he said.
Risper Auma, a beneficiary of the bursary said the funds had motivated her to work hard in her studies.
“I hail from a poor family and I am now sure I am going to join Rongo University to study education,” Auma said.
By Vostine Ratemo
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