Nairobi, 1st March, 2021.
More than 600 bright but needy children in Umoja 1 Ward in Embakasi West Sub County started benefitting from the recently launched Nairobi Governor Executive bursary program totaling to 3.5 Million shillings.
The event was officiated by Umoja 1 Ward MCA Hon Mark Mugambi. Present was Umoja 1 Ward Administrator Mr. Ken Mwaniki and Sub County Licensing officer Dickson Muchai.
The financial year 2019/2020, saw the Nairobi county government committing Kshs 400M for bursaries and scholarships. Eighty-five (85) Wards in Nairobi County received bursaries amounting to Ksh.3.5 M through respective Members’ of County Assembly (MCAs).
Recently Nairobi City County Deputy Governor and acting Governor, Kananu Mwenda said that cheques totaling Kshs 297,500,000/- towards the Ward bursary funds and an additional Kshs 207,5000.00/- towards four (4) years full scholarship from the Governors’ Executive bursary fund would benefit needy students both in National and county schools to ensure greater success towards attaining secondary education.
Ward bursary recipients receive Kshs 3.6m from each elected MCAs of the 85 wards. One thousand (1,000) needy but bright students are usually selected each year by the Executive for a four year full fees scholarship.