Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has said the final vetting of the last cohort of scholarship beneficiaries has been completed and the number reduced from 8000 to 5600.
Speaking at Christ the King Cathedral Church in Bungoma town, Lusaka said those axed include those who parents are financially stable.
“We have now completed the vetting and ensured that we remain with only bright and needy cases,” cited Lusaka.
The County boss said that his government had made plans to ensure that needy cases with lower marks get bursaries at ward levels.
“Like I said during my campaigns every needy case deserves help and that’s why I have started the ward bursaries to accommodate even those who get 100 marks, ” he clarified
He said he doesn’t regret the move because that was the right thing to do.
Lusaka further announced that henceforth money will be wired directly to school accounts and no cheques will be issued.
“The issuance of cheques has been an avenue of corruption and starting this term we will wire money directly to schools.” He affirmed