Kabuchai MP James Lusweti Mukwe has expressed his intention to table a bill in parliament to have every primary school have a secondary school established next to it so as to enable a smooth transition from primary to high school.
Speaking after presiding over giving out of NGCDF bursary cheques to secondary, middle-level colleges and university students who successfully applied in his constituency, Mukwe said the bill will help students as they won’t travel for long distances.
He noted that through the government’s help coupled with other well-wishers the schools will be fully funded and developed saying it will also provide an opportunity for the community members to get job opportunities.
During the event, a total of Kshs 13 million was disbursed with colleges and universities getting a higher chunk of Kshs 8 million and high school students getting Kshs 5 million saying the mode of selection conducted by the committee was fair.
“I have been mandated by the people of Kabuchai to serve them in parliament and they have to feel free to contact me for any service they feel must be fulfilled,” he said.
Mukuyuni MCA Meshack Simiyu called upon residents and other leaders from the constituency to work together with elected leaders saying those who derail development are the ones politicizing issues.
Luhyia-Bwake MCA Rosemary Khisa called upon those who earlier benefitted from the development fund kitty to ensure the MCAs are made aware of the project development saying it will enhance transparency.
One of the beneficiaries Opiya Muchwenge a third-year student at the University of Eldoret was overjoyed after being given a one hundred thousand shillings cheque saying it will help reduce his fee arrears of two hundred and fifty thousand shillings saying it had made him not to attend classes.
Susan Manahe a form two student at St Theresas Tartar girls who is a total orphan was given twenty five thousand shillings saying it will help cater for her school fees.