Bahati MP candidate, Irene Njoki came to the rescue of a student who missed out on bursary due to his parents’ strong political stance against area MP Kimani Ngunjiri.
Hannah Wangari Mwaura, a form three student at Dundori Secondary School, had been kicked out of school due to school fees arrears and risked missing her exams.
Her studies are, however, back on track with Njoki promising to follow up until she finishes her secondary education.The school fees was paid by her campaign team.
She however regretted that bursary distribution has been politicized to punish innocent students who know little about politics.
“It is unfortunate that the issue of bursary distribution by the Bahati Constituency Development Fund has been politicized,” she said.
Irene promised to ensure that all students from poor families are given priority in bursary distribution once elected into office.
Allocation of bursary has been a major issue in the constituency and Hannah Wangari’s case is not the first.
In January this year, Unversity students from the constituency teamed up witn various secondary school students and parents to protest discrimination in bursary allocation.
Meanwhile, Njoki who is seeking the Bahati seat on a Jubilee party and Azimio coalition ticket has also promised to surrender her salary to needy families if elected. She announced this on Thursday evening when she met various youth groups.
Njoki’s bid got a major boost after Nakuru senator Susan Kihika declared support for her- and this has been attributed to the fallout between Kihika and Kimani Ngunjiri.