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Gov’t officials from Nyanza launch education kitty to support needy students

Top government officials in the Kenya Kwanza government hailing from Nyanza region have launched an education kitty that will support bright but needy students from the region access education.

Speaking during the launch of the kitty at Ambira high school in Ugunja sub county today, Information, Communications and the Digital Economy cabinet secretary, Eliud Owalo said the initiative will complement the existing bursary schemes run by both the government and other non-state actors.

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He said that this was part of the Kenya Kwanza government’s commitment to ensuring that the Kenyan child got the best education, adding that all senior officials from the government have clear instructions from the president to support education matters.

The cabinet secretary, who later joined the principal secretary for interior and national administration, Dr. Raymond Omollo at Ruma secondary school in Rarieda where they donated a school bus and opened a digital hub, said that the bursary scheme was part of the leaders’ agenda to give back to the community.

He said that the kitty will be disbursing funds each year, adding that each of the four counties, Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya, will have such kitties.

During the launch at Ambira, the CS donated a total of sh. 1.5 million to support the education of 100 students from Siaya county.

Former Rarieda MP, Nicholas Gumbo hailed the initiative and challenged like-minded people to support such programmes.

Gumbo said that most people in the rural areas were unable to meet the rising cost of educating their children and such initiatives would make a big difference in the lives of the young Kenyans.

Interior and national administration principal secretary, Raymond Omollo challenged learners to reciprocate the support they get from both their leaders and parents by working hard and excelling in their studies.

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