Kenya's Most Authoritative Political Newspaper

Citizen Weekly

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Outsiders benefit from Witeithie ward bursary

Most of the Sh1.9 million disbursed as bursary for Witeithie ward in Juja of Kiambu county since last year has benefitted schools from outside the area, local MCA Peter Ngugi has said.
Speaking outside his ward office in Witeithie Estate, Ngugi said it was unfortunate the ward had no public secondary school and therefore the bursary allocated to needy children went to schools outside the ward.
“It is imperative that Juja CDF put up a public secondary school since we have a 10-acre land near Witeithie Dam and another in Nyacaba for that purpose,” the MCA said. He challenged Juja MP Francis Waititu to state how he had utilised Sh75 million CDF last year and Sh105 million for this financial year.
He said CDF was being siphoned through shoddy deals between MPs, CDF committee management board and PTA. He hailed a Juja businessman George Kaimburi for assisting 50 needy children from Juja.
He said Kaimburi who will vie for 2017 Juja parliamentary seat needs to be supported since he is mindful of the needy. He said Kaimburi was supporting three kids from Witeithie to pursue their education. He lashed out at MPs and senators from Kiambu county for derailing development by engaging Governor William Kabogo in endless wars and witch hunting.
He said the MPs and senator should campaign for more funds to the county. Gachororo Secondary School received Sh33,000, Juja Sh30,000, Kihumbu-ini Sh24,000, Kinyoho Sh18,000, TIBS Sh16,000 and Karatina University Sh14,000 among others. Ngugi was assisted by the bursary allocation committee chairperson Rahab Waweru and member J Njoroge.
County chief officer in charge of public service and administration Dominic Gicheru said the county underscored the need for the promotion of education by ensuring all children attend school.