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Revealed: County has been losing bursary funds to ghost students.

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Governor Amos Nyaribo (left) presents a dummy cheque to education stakeholders yesterday where he released KSh.126 million bursary to needy students.By Dan Nyamanga)

By Brighton Makori.

Nyamira 27 February 2021…………. It has emerged that Nyamira county has been losing  bursary funds to ghost students  who can not be traced in various schools as they were indicated.

According to Governor Nyaribo Amos   many students in the county can not be traced   who are absent in schools  terming  it as misuses of funds meant for needy students.

 Nyaribo who was speaking during the launch of the 2020/2021 county bursary fund said that funds meant for needy students could not be traced by noting that t up to 369 learners could not be traced in one Ward alone, with County officials unable to trace their whereabouts – despite being awarded the bursary.

According to the governor, there were hundreds of absentee learners who were not known by the administration of a number of schools. 

Therefore he called upon  the county security team to launch an investigation over the uncounted county’s millions meant to support needy learners.

The governor has asked the County Commissioner Amos Mariba to work with the county security team to investigate whoever was   involved in handling the county and National Government charity funds.

He also added that there was an urgent need to change the legislation enabling expenditure of the fund to put in place more tight measures aimed at ensuring there was 100 percent efficacy in the administration of the monies. 

The Governor’s revelation comes two months after he promised to streamline operations in the county.

The governor also promised to block loopholes that have seen unscrupulous individuals benefit from money meant for the needy.