Over 1600 students from Jomvu constituency in Mombasa County are set to benefit from school bursary courtesy of the Constituency Development Fund(CDF).
According to the area MP Badi Twalib a total of 739 students from public universities and 821 others from colleges will benefit from the fund.
Speaking while handing over a cheque to Postal Corporation of Kenya officials who have been tasked to distribute the cheques to schools, Badi said this will help parents with school fees after schools are re-opened.
“We are getting to tough times after this corona period, most parents will not be able to take their children to school because of lack of school fees, I believe these bursaries will help the parents” said Badi.
A total of ksh12,150,000 has been used for the programme.
The Mp further challenged youths to come out and apply for the Shs 1.9 Billion school furniture project launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday.
The project is part of Government’s post COVID-19 stimulus program with Jua Kali artisans expected to supply 650,000 locally assembled desks.
Badi also challenged the government to ensure the project is free from corruption to ensure the youths benefit from it.