Mwala MP Eng. Vincent Musyoka Musau alias Kawaya has revealed that 8 million has been saved after the introduction of an online bursary application in the sub-county.
Speaking during the verification exercise of bursary applicants in Makutano, the vocal legislator said that this was also a way of ensuring that cartels involved in the application process were weeded out.
“I started this online bursary application as a way of dealing with cartels and bringing about transparency, through this initiative we have been able to save about 8 million for CDF,” the legislator said.
In the exercise, over 4,000 students from Mwala in different tertiary institutions across the country benefited from the verification process and were shortlisted to receive their bursaries next year.
MP Vincent revealed that about 6,000 students had applied for the bursaries but 4,500 were the ones who were shortlisted.
“Today we had a verification exercise for bursary application, we had many applications from students in colleges and universities. About 6,000 had applied but after verification 4,500 were the ones who were successful,” the MP revealed.
“Since we started this program, we have never had such a great number like this time round but we shall help them out. As CDF we are going to use 52 million towards the initiative,” added Kawaya.
Ahead of the 2022 Jamhuri day celebrations, Mwala was the only constituency in Kenya that featured in the Tech and innovation summit.