Governor Kihika sends stern warning to Ward Admins regarding bursary awards

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Bursary launch in Njoro

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Ward Administrators across the county have been warned against interfering with bursary lists as approved by the ward bursary committees. Speaking in Njoro town during the launch of the Njoro Sub-county bursary cheques, Governor Susan Kihika warned that stern action will be taken against any ward admin found guilty of this vice.

This follows an uproar by locals who alleged that some names that had been approved were removed and replaced with names of others who had not been vetted. This has led to the sending on compulsory leave the Njoro Ward administrator Elizabeth Koigi for allegedly being involved in the vice.

Governor Susan Kihika described it as “saddening and unfortunate” for a civil servant to openly discriminate against needy students who had been approved by bursary committees to be awarded the needed funds to study.

“With immediate effect, the ward administrator stands suspended and disciplinary proceedings should commence, I will not allow such actions in my government,” she said.

According to the Governor, all the monies meant for needy children should and must benefit the intended beneficiaries adding that public money will not be misappropriated under her watch.

“There is a reason why we have a bursary committee. You cannot go behind their back after they have done their due diligence to include other names. This will not be tolerated,” said Governor Kihika.

The Governor also revealed that Njoro Ward will benefit with Sh5 million in the next tranche of bursaries after the area MCA Hezzy Kung’u promised to top up Sh2 million from the county’s Sh3 million. 3,451 students from Njoro Sub County were awarded bursaries of varying amounts to support their education.

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