THE NEEDY

Muhoroni CDF office sets aside Sh10m for bursaries

Some 66 students who are joining Form 1 in national schools get full scholarships.

In Summary

• The beneficiaries received Sh3.5 million disbursed by MP Onyango Koyoo at the CDF office in Chemelil on Wednesday.

• Some 175 continuing students are also benefitting.

Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo during the disbursement of bursary to the Form 1 students joining national schools, at the CDF office in Chemelil.
Muhoroni MP Onyango Koyoo during the disbursement of bursary to the Form 1 students joining national schools, at the CDF office in Chemelil.
Image: MAURICE ALAL
Students joining Form 1 in national schools during bursary disbursement at CDF office in Chemelil, Muhoroni constituency, on Wednesday.
Students joining Form 1 in national schools during bursary disbursement at CDF office in Chemelil, Muhoroni constituency, on Wednesday.
Image: MAURICE ALAL

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 The Muhoroni Constituency Development Fund has allocated Sh10 million for bursaries.

Of those targetted, 66 learners joining Form 1 in national schools will have full scholarships.

The beneficiaries received Sh3.5 million disbursed by MP Onyango Koyoo at the CDF office in Chemelil on Wednesday.

Some 175 continuing students are also benefitting.

Koyoo said students admitted to national schools have their fees fully paid by the CDF office.

“I want education to remain as my legacy when I retire from politics,” the lawmaker said, assuring that university students will also continue getting support.

He said his mission is to enable Muhoroni to produce top lawyers, doctors, engineers and other professionals through the sponsorships he has initiated. 

Last year, they allocated Sh12 million for secondary students. Some 50 students admitted to national schools had their school fees fully paid.

An additional Sh4 million has also been set aside for 79 university students undertaking architecture, medicine, law and engineering courses. 

Only students in public schools qualify for support and their parents have to be voters in the constituency. 

He said his office has been tracking the performance of the students under the programme.

Koyoo said he will continue paying school fees to needy students. In the past six years, 292 students have benefitted. 

“The statistics in the CDF office indicate that most of the sponsored students have joined universities and undertaking various courses." 

The fund is disbursed in five categories—national schools, special-course universities, vulnerable students, college and university and other secondary schools.