Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has strongly refuted claims that bursary funds have been misappropriated by his administration, citing that the County administration has already disbursed Kshs 60 million, set to benefit a total of 6,434 students across the County.
Speaking during the final disbursement worth Kshs 60 million, Governor Sang gave a revealing breakdown of the past disbursement between 19th to 23rd February in an exercise done across the County, saying that each ward was set to receive Kshs 2 million. During the exercise, 12,410 students presented themselves for vetting and 6,434 students were identified and awarded bursaries.
The beneficiaries from Universities and Colleges were 2,043 and the money allocated to them was Kshs. 21,118,473. Vocational Training Centres beneficiaries were 1,169 and were awarded Kshs.12,543,329. Secondary Schools beneficiaries were 2,864 and they received Kshs 22,234,979, while Special Needs beneficiaries were 358, and they received Kshs 4,103,219.
The Nandi Governor, however, warned leaders to stop politicizing the disbursement of education bursaries citing that the committee followed the set procedures in identifying and allocating bursaries to the beneficiaries.
This comes after a section of Nandi legislators led by Senator Samson Cherargey demanded answers over the delay of bursaries.