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Angry Kenyans Throw Shades at HELB CEO Amidst Rising Number of HELB Debts

The government has over time been issuing university students loans through the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to help cater partly for their studies as some of the students' parents cannot afford to pay for the Students education.

However, a high number of students after finishing university do not pay the government the money back and this has started to be quite alarming.

Speaking to Citizen television, HELB CEO Charles Ringera said that around 85,000 Kenyans had not paid their HELB loans despite them successfully finishing school.

Ringera said the total amount not yet paid by students was 9.5 billion Kenya shillings and encouraged defaulters to pay up.

However loan defaulters didn't agree with him and urged him to write off the loans as they were unable to pay off the loans due to the high rate of unemployment in the country.

Defaulter Kerry Owino in his defense said, "The loans should be written off. Kwani only KQ benefits from govt handouts? Cancel the loans. You can't keep Kenyans in debt from college to the grave bana."

Kerry was backed up by some other loan defaulters including Kelvin Mutwiri who said, "It should be written off. Give us job we will start paying immediately."

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