Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has called upon President William Ruto not to interfere whatsoever with the operations of the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
Kalonzo said that there are immense benefits which the students have been able to get with the help of the board, adding that interfering with it will be disruptive to common students and who benefit directly from the loan either for school fees or for upkeep in schools.
The Ukambani boss made the remarks on Sunday when he attended the thanks giving service by Kiambu University and College Students Association Leadership at the City of Refuge Church, Kamenu Ward in Thika, Kiambu County.
Ruto has in the past few days said that his government will do away with HELB and instead come up with a different formula to finance institutions, revealing that HELB, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) and the University Funding Board (UFB) will be merged.
"We will merge the three institutions so that we will not have one institution doing funding, another places students in universities and colleges and they do not share notes. This leads to confusion because students continue to join universities with no enough funding," said Ruto in his recent interview with the media.
This has has been criticized and praised in equal measure by leaders across the political space and in the Education sector with university students imploring upon Ruto's government to spare HELB.
Kalonzo in his additional remarks claimed that the country is in crisis on matters governance saying "very soon the country will get out of prison."
He was accompanied by a host of MCAs from Machakos and Kitui Counties as well as Embakasi South MP Julius Mawathe.
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