Rigathi Gachagua, the member of parliament for Mathira constituency in alive interview with a local TV channel, TV 47, openly claimed that the people of the mount Kenya region do not need bursaries being issued by government to support education of various needy students through the constituency development funds.
Gachagua said it is an insult for parents to line up for bursaries and for people to be supported on the basis of financial status. He argued that the people of the Mount Kenya region are very hardworking and the only thing they need is an enabling environment for their businesses.
He faults the building bridges Initiative proposal that would increase bursary allocation for constituencies through increased revenue being released to the counties and through funds allocated to various wards.
He added that parents are always proud to pay school fees for their children after earning money through their hard works contrary to the bursaries. Here is the video: https://twitter.com/tv47ke/status/1432417694817652739?s=09
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