COMMUNAL IMPACT

Lari MP wants more CDF allocation, says kitty improving lives

Mburu is worried rising number of students means many will miss out on bursary.

In Summary
  • The Lari MP raised concern that those who will exit primary schools might find it rough while joining junior secondary since there were no enough classrooms.
  • The MP also urged parents to work hard and support their children perform well in class.
Lari MP Jonah Mburu speaks with a resident at Utugi Secondary School on Friday.
Lari MP Jonah Mburu speaks with a resident at Utugi Secondary School on Friday.
Image: GEORGE MUGO
Lari MP Jonah Mburu addresses residents at Utugi Secondary School on Friday.
Lari MP Jonah Mburu addresses residents at Utugi Secondary School on Friday.
Image: GEORGE MUGO
Residents of Utugi village in Lari constituency cerebrate after MP Jonah Mburu handed over the school bus on Friday.
Residents of Utugi village in Lari constituency cerebrate after MP Jonah Mburu handed over the school bus on Friday.
Image: GEORGE MUGO

A legislator in Kiambu has asked the government to increase the allocation to NG-CDF for all constituencies.

Lari MP Jonah Mburu said the National Government Constituency Development Fund has left a great impact on people's lives.

"Once the CDF kitty is well managed, the impact is felt by the community, not an individual," Mburu said.

However, Mburu said they have realised the kitty was not serving all as intended.

He said the fund is supposed to facilitate projects in education such as building of classrooms, school offices and supporting the needy with bursary fees.

The legislator said owing to the rising number of needy students, they are forced to offer a little amount of money for bursary.

"At times some students in secondary schools or higher learning institutions request for Sh10,000, but were cannot offer such. Instead, we only manage to give them Sh3,000," he said.

"However, in some densely populated areas, a lot of students gets Sh10,000 and more."

Ndung'u Warugongo, a resident, asked the Education ministry to build classrooms for junior secondary.

He raised concern that those who will exit primary schools might find it rough while joining junior secondary since there were no enough classrooms.

The MP also urged parents to work hard and support their children perform well in class, adding that leaders and teachers were doing their best to ensure students get quality education.

The MP spoke at Utugi Secondary School in Kinale ward on Friday when he presented the institution with a school bus which was procured using the CDF kitty.

Also present was the deputy county commissioner James Kamau, the school's board of management, parents and Utugi residents.

 

(edited by Amol Awuor)

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