Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa has issued Sh21 million NG-CDF bursary to bright but needy students.
Speaking at the CDF offices in Kimilili the legislator stated that bursary funds are meant to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.
“I value education, it is an equalizer, that’s the reason I have decided to first issue the funds to secondary school students from form 2-4.
He added that Colleges and University students will be awarded later while those joining form one will receive it on Thursday.
Those in secondary schools will receive Sh17.2 million while those in Tertiary institutions will get Sh2.8 million.
“Majority parents cannot afford school fees, that is why the government set aside funds to fund poor students so that they can access education,” he said.
He noted that unlike other Members of Parliament, he chose to focus on educating high school and tertiary students.
Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi only awards CDF bursary to college and university students while Tongaren Eseli Simiyu awards to national schools and university students only.