KNA Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati has asked his political opponents to stop politicizing Education support to needy students.
He also asked people to confirm position of bursary allocation in terms of whether an applicant qualified and if not, confirm the reasons before raisin an alarm over alleged mismanagement of bursary fund,
Wangamati was reacting to allegations that have been making rounds that a student who achieved 401 in her KCPE was denied bursary on tribal grounds.
The governor refuted the story that has gone viral on social media on Dinah Nyaboke, a student who sat for her KCPE examination at Bungoma DEB primary school and scored 401 marks.
He distanced himself from the allegations of tribalism saying that Dinah Nyaboke had been placed on special county bursary program and her name appeared first on the Township ward list noting, the confusion about Dinah had been brought about by the original assessors who claimed her mother was financially able to support her education.
“This story doing rounds on social media over allegations that Dinah missed out on the governor’s scholarship is a total lie, I want to clear the air by saying that she is on my governor’s special bursary and her fees will be fully paid,” he said.
He added that the vetting committee had earlier on received information that Dinah’s mother is well off that is why they decided to interrogate the matter further before concluding.
“The people who sent us information concerning Dinah’s family were wrong and after investigations, Dinah has now been moved to full governor’s scholarship under my watch,” Wangamati stated, adding she will be funded up to university level.
Wangamati urged parents from Sub-counties to be patient and wait for the confirmation message from the Education department making hasty conclusions.
An applicant from Bumula Vivian Wabwile, who had applied for the scholarship has benefited yet the parent raised an alarm that the child had been left out, adding that parents who are not sure if their children are on the list to contact the Education department before making false allegations,” he said.