Over 10 bright and needy students in Bumula constituency are all smiles after receiving bursary funds from area aspirant Jack Wanami Wamboka.
Speaking during different events across the constituency, Wamboka said that he values education and will always endeavour to stand with the less fortunate people in the community.
Wamboka is currently releasing Sh2.2 million to over 300 bright but needy students in high schools in the expansive constituency through Wanami Wamboka foundation.
Wamboka released cash Sh10,000 to clear the school fees for Dorine Khaemba, a student at Kimatuni RC high school.
Dorine is a partial orphan whose father is very sick and can’t manage to educate her.
He also paid fees for two students at Muanda high school to prevent them from dropping out of school due to poverty.
“Am paying school fees for bright and needy students at Muanda high school and they include Bravin Simiyu in form two and Titus Wanjala in form one.
Two students from St.Jude Namanze Secondary school also benefitted from the foundation kitty.
They included Eugene Sandu in form three and Doricus Osambo in form 2 who are all bright but needy cases.
Harriet Muloboti of St Elizabeth’s Lunao is also a beneficiary of the kitty.
“By the fact that God has enabled me to have strength, I will always share with my people, education is the key and I will ensure that poverty isn’t a hindrance to their success,” he said.
He added, “I will also construct schools in remote areas to help students in covering the long distances, these students suffer a lot waking up long to reach their schools after covering long distances,”.
Wamboka blamed the current and previous leaders for failing Bumula residents through not initiating development projects in the region.
“Let leaders put on right priorities, there is no need of electing non-development leaders, we need leaders who are development conscious and understand their voters priorities,” he said.
Addressing mourners during the burial of Mama Margaret Odena in Mundaa, Buyofu in Khasoko ward, Wamboka also faulted the current leadership for failing to secure National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover for area residents and unfair bursary distribution.
“The old people in the society deserve good health cover, if elected I will make sure that they acquire NHIF cards to help access good health care,” said Wamboka.