KISII, Kenya, Jan 6 – 232 students from Nyamache and Marani Sub Counties in Kisii today benefited from the Elimu scholarship program from the national government in partnership with Equity Bank.
Speaking at Kisii School, Kisii Equity Bank Branch Manager, Robinson Mirieri said the bank was tasked to selected needy students from the two sub counties because of the high number of the needy students and also the poverty levels in the area.
“We picked 128 girls and 104 boys to benefit from the scholarship,” said the banker.
He noted that Nyamache was given the lion’s share of 141 scholarships while Marani was given 91.
“We did a very transparent process by interviewing these students together with their parents; we also visited their home,” said the Branch Manager.
Bobasi Member of Parliament Innocent Obiri noted that the Wings to Fly programme will be a big boost for the 141 students from his constituency.
“We thank the government for this kitty because it will help us to reduce the number of students who will go for the CDF funds thus supporting a large number of students access education.
The MP noted that parents should support their children and ensure they go to school because the government has catered for their education.
He also asked the students to work hard and utilize the resource well for the four years and attain good grades as a way of thanking the government.