The Star (Nairobi)

13 March 2014

Kenya: Rep Calls for Funds Increase

A Mulango ward representative in Kitui, Alex Munyoki has said the Sh110 million allocated for education infrastructure and bursaries is too little. Speaking in the county assembly on Tuesday, he said although the Pro-Poor kitty money was set aside to help needy but bright children access secondary education many are still at home.

"The fund is a good idea. It should however be increased to give full bursary to all bright students from poor backgrounds. The Sh5,000 given to each beneficiary cannot sustain the children in school," Munyoki said.

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