Trouble as Mandago dishes Sh95m bursary – Weekly Citizen


Trouble is simmering in Uasin Gishu county government following the disbursement of bursary cheques worth Sh95 million to needy students this financial year. It is said that bribery, nepotism and sexual favours were key in the award process.
It is said some tribes in the county have been locked out despite the fact the region is cosmopolitan.
The bursary fund will benefit 13,450 students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the county.
Although the beneficiaries were said to have been selected through public participation and vetting exercises in all the 30 wards, early 2019, residents are openly complaining of lack of transparency.
And now locals want Governor Jackson Mandago to intervene. The fund is to sponsor youth in medical colleges, polytechnics, technical training institutes and agricultural training institutes.
Mandago is said to have advised bursary committees to award reasonable funds to the students saying it is better for a few students to benefit rather than having so many beneficiaries who will be given as low as Sh3000 that is not even enough for a term’s fee


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