Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has commenced the disbursement of Ksh 45 million bursary funds which will benefit around 25,000 students.
Waiguru handed over the cheques to school heads and chairmen of boards of management with each ward receiving Ksh 2.25million.
60% of the beneficiaries are secondary school students while the rest are students in universities, colleges and vocational training institutions.
At the same time to assist vulnerable families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Waiguru gave relief aid and masks to the elderly and the vulnerable in Kangai ward.
And with the relief aid program set to be rolled out across the County, Waiguru toured Kangai ward where she distributed dry foods, cooking oil and masks to vulnerable residents.
Waiguru who was accompanied by some members of the County Assembly and other leaders said calle don leaders to unite and support the vulnerable even as the Country fights Coronavirus.
As part of the wider Wezesha Kirinyaga empowerment program, bodaboda riders were issued with helmets, reflectors and masks.
Due to their vulnerability as public transport providers, the masks distribution also targets the wider bodaboda riders’ population to reduce the risk of corona virus transmission among them and their clients.