Governor Waiguru disburses millions for bursary fund

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has launched a Sh 110 million schools bursary program to benefit needy children in the area .

She said a total of 40,000 children were set to benefit from the roll out of the fund outside her Kutus town offices yesterday.

She said out of the 40,000 beneficiaries identified, 32,000 were secondary school students, while the rest were University and those in various Tertiary institutions.

The Governor asked all the beneficiaries to put extra efforts in their school work so that once successful, they could in return assist others in future.

She also asked the area County Assembly members to continue supporting her projects she had initiated in the  area in an effort to improve the living standards of  the residents .

Waiguru  singled out the ongoing construction of the   state of the arts Kerugoya referral hospital  which when complete will have a 300 bed capacity .

“This facility will  have an ICU and a HDU  and piped Oxygen  gas supply to every bed making it the best in the region  and for the best  interest of our people ,”she said.

At the same time Waiguru has assured area residents  that those dispensaries  which had been abandoned will soon be completed in an effort to bring services closer to the people .

She also said  Sh 300 million has been set  aside for the construction of a tomato processing factory at Kangai Ward.

She said  the search  for some land to put up the facility was ongoing and once identified construction would commence immediately .

The  governor further said an avocado processing factory was  set to be put up at Kanyekini  Ward in readiness for the upcoming first crop of the  harsh  variety .

“We are also   set to establish a rice husk factory in Mwea where timber and building boards will be manufactured  using the byproduct farmers had been discarding  since  the irrigation scheme was established in 1956,”she said.

Accompanied by a battery of MCAs Waiguru said she will wait  for the people to decide  the direction  the county will head to on the BBI, while the Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango said the  Initiative was unpopular in the area .

“Although I talk little  politics very few people  can rival me on matters development  and service delivery as evident by the way I have transformed  the face of Kerugoya  as well as Kutus and Kagio towns ,”she said.

She said more development projects will be rolled out this year in the corners of the county

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