Over 40 students from Bungoma county who hail from the Batecho community received Sh407,000 from the senate speaker Ken Lusaka who said that is aimed to promote education to students who scored high marks in their KCPE and KCSE exams who come from poor families.
Speaking to the press during the handing over of the money for Batecho Education Kitty, Lusaka said the community will ensure that students get quality education.
He called on sponsors to support students get the best education, adding that the young generation will be tomorrow’s leaders.
He assured Bungoma residents that they are looking forward to make the scholarship programme an annual thing to ensure they fully support children from poor families.
“In the next Batecho Education scholarship programme we are looking forward to get more money so that we sponsor more students,’’ he said.
He called on students to put in more effort in their studies adding that the vetting exercise was done fairly.
His sentiments were echoed by Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama who encouraged parents to help their children apply for Higher Education Loans Board loans to cater for their education in higher learning institutions.
“To support the poor against adverse financial difficulties and to ensure that no eligible students dropped out of university due to inability to finance their education, loan and bursary schemes were introduced to benefit all higher learning institution students who could not finance their education fully,’’ he said.