The county government should not discriminate in its education bursary allocation.
The sentiments were made by the senator when she graced the launch of the Kivumbini University and College Students (KUCSA) in Kivumbini Ward. The launch took place at St. Theresa Primary School which is one of the five schools in Kivumbini ward, Nakuru East Constituency.
The Senator expressed her dissatisfaction with the fact that the county was only awarding bursaries to students who have attained grade C minus.
“I’ve received reports that the county government bursary is being given to only the students who have attained grade C minus and above. Why deny another needy child the bursary? The poor performance may have been occasioned by the poverty in the home and no one has the right to punish such a child,” said Kihika amid cheers from the crowd.
The senator was reacting to an earlier statement by Hon. Charles Maisiba the County Bursary Committee chairman who was in attendance. Maisiba had in his address had explained that the county bursary allocation was only for those students who had achieved a certain mark. His remarks had not been well received by the residents who had loudly disagreed with him.