Saboti MP Caleb Amisi has started issuing bursary cheques to students from humble backgrounds.
The legislature who launched the program at his CDF offices in Kitale on Saturday said the CDF committee received 26,000 applications of which 21,000 of them have been approved.
The parliamentarian said applications from those who had completed schools, colleges, and universities were removed during vetting.
Amisi said his CDF has allocated sh 40 million for this year adding no student will be send away for lacking school fees.
“Education is the only equalizer in society; most of you will not see any results that come from my efforts today, but if you work hard, you will one day reap the rewards of my efforts.” he said.
He said his CDF has completed the construction of a storey building at Chetoto secondary school.
The Construction of one each at Matisi, Lukhuna and Tuwan schools will commence soon.
“Before doing any development, you need effective planning. That is why we are first issuing bursaries, and building appropriate classrooms to enhance a conducive learning environment before we start buying school buses” added Amisi.
Amisi said KeRRA is also working on several roads.
He asked Transport Cabinet secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to expedite the construction of KeNHA roads in his constituency.
During the event, Amisi officially opened a new CDF office building constructed by his CDF.
The office -he said will help employees serve his constituents well.
Politically, the lawmaker noted that the government is broke due to poor leadership and that civil servants and state officers are yet to receive their March salaries.
“If employees cannot get salaries, money cannot circulate and this can negatively affect the economy “he said.
He said a bleak future awaits Kenyans if the current situation cannot be resolved.
He added that poor performance of the Kenyan shilling against the dollar has affected trade.
“During the past few months, Ruto has made a mistake in appointing only politicians to ministerial positions,” he said.
Amisi said Ruto should have mixed both technocrats and politicians.
He blamed KRA for poor revenue collection saying instead of collecting sh 6 billion daily, the authority only collects sh.2 billion.