• Waititu said some deserving beneficiaries miss out on bursary funds because MPs allot them based on political party affiliation of parents or guardians.
• "The people who support the MP tend to benefit more than the people who no not support the member of Parliament," Waititu said.
Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has proposed that bursary funds be removed from the Constituency Development Fund citing unfair distribution as grounds.
In his submissions before the National Dialogue Committee on Tuesday, the former Embakasi MP said as is now, some deserving beneficiaries miss out on the funds because MPs allot the funds based on political party affiliation of parents or guardians.
"The people who support the MP tend to benefit more than the people who do not support the member of Parliament," Waititu said.
Constituency Development Fund (CDF) bursaries are provided by Members of Parliament to support students from their respective constituencies.
Ten per cent of every constituency's annual CDF allocation goes to education bursaries and the rest is allocated to development projects.
But Waititu said since the bursary is under MPs, some of the politicians allocate the funds based on voting patterns with students from areas thought to have opposed them receiving less funding.
He said students are all equal regardless of their parents' political affiliation and should be treated without bias.
"But if one student gets Sh1,000 because of how the father voted and the other one gets Sh10,000 because of how the parent voted, that's unfair to that student who did not vote and is getting less money," he said.
Waititu spoke on the final day the National Dialogue Committee received submissions from the public and stakeholders.
The former county boss somewhat gatecrashed the event as he had not been listed among those to make submissions.
"You have just come without notice, people were coming by invitation," the moderator told the politician.
"Maybe we give you five minutes governor Waititu because you are a respected member of society before the Human Rights Commission take over," she said.
Waititu, who is also known as Baba Yao, served as Embakasi MP between 2008 and 2013 and as the second governor of Kiambu County between 2016 to January 2020.
He told the committee that from his experience as an MP, it would be best if legislators played a supervisory role in the disbursement of bursaries.
Waititu said the amount each student gets should also be need-based and uniform across the board.
"If you consider an orphan in Lodwar, it is the same orphan in Kajiado. The distribution of bursaries should be given to a national body just like the way the university is given to Helb. Let the member of Parliament just oversee the distribution," he said.