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2,700 students get Sh34 million bursary

 Suba South MP Caroli Omondi (right) during bursary cheques distribution at Kisaku Primary school in Gwassi North ward. [James Omoro, Standard]

At least 2,700 vulnerable students in Suba South Constituency have received school fees worth Sh34 million.

The students comprise 2,000 from secondary schools and 700 from universities and tertiary colleges.

The funds were sourced from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) in the area.

This came after it was revealed that lack of school fees had impeded education of students in the constituency.

Speaking at Kisaku Primary School in Gwassi North ward during the exercise, Suba South MP Caroli Omondi said selection of the beneficiaries was done fairly from their villages, enabling children from poor families to acquire education.

He said there are many needy students who are financially challenged in acquiring education in the constituency.

"The are many needy students but we decided to give Sh10,000 to secondary school students and Sh20,000 to university or tertiary college students to enable us to pay fees which are impactful. Those who have not benefited this time will benefit in the next disbursement," Omondi said.

He noted that education is key to both economic and social development of the area residents in future.

The MP called on residents to focus on development instead of politics which does not impact on their lives.

Omondi who is a member of ODM party told his constituents that he had decided to work with President William Ruto's government.

He argued that development needs of the Suba South people require so much money that he must work with the government to get funds for implementing the projects.

Suba South Deputy County Commissioner Sebastian Okiring told residents to collaborate with government officials to fight defilement.

"Defilement is a serious challenge affecting our girls. Let us join hands to fight the vice," Okiring said.

He said both girls and boys should be given a conducive environment to learn.

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