Kileleshwa Member of the County Assembly Hon. Robert Alai, has told Kenyan parents who has been beneficiaries of the HELB loans and those who had planned to apply, to prepare for a tough time ahead after President William Ruto hinted at abolishing it.
The MCA, noted that, what President Ruto is doing will not be reversed. According to the Head of State, he plans to abolish the body and open up another funding body, a move that has been challenged by Kenyans.
According to Alai, HELB has been a body on its own and has been funding the education system of children from vulnerable families who can not meet the fee and other costs while at their Tertiary levels of education.
However, President Ruto says he has already laid a plan and a ground work to have a revolution carried out, adding that, he has another scheme to see University funding and HELB loan continues to reach the vulnerable in Kenya.
"Kwani HELB loan doesn't fund? Mtalia! They won't fund public universities and they abolish HELB? The educated will only come from Sugoi," Alai fired back at Ruto's initiative.
President Ruto, while leading Kenyans into the new year, revealed that he was set to make difficult decisions that will be necessary to help him and his administration stabilize the already fragile economy.
Ruto noted that, he has a plan of making Kenya fund her own future projects, hinting out that they will not sink into the boat of borrowing loans from other countries, adding that they need to start clearing off the debt that was left by the previous administration of Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, the move to remove HELB will deal a huge blow to a majority of College students who might end up dropping out of school due to high tuition fees.
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