Tuesday February 5, 2019-Members of the National Assembly have unearthed a Ksh400 million Presidential Bursary Kitty that had previously been operated secretly.
The kitty is reportedly shared among the 290 constituencies with each one qualifying for Kshs1.3 million meant to benefit 45 needy students with each getting Kshs 30,000.
The MPs claimed that the kitty was being operated secretly with some claiming they didn't even know it existed.
The legislators, who are members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), demanded President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government, through the Labour Ministry, to come clean about the kitty before things take a downturn.
Led by Ugunja MP, Opiyo Wandayi, the MPs further reckoned that the kitty did not benefit needy students but was awarded to non-deserving ones.
They gave the Ministry, through the Labour PS, Nelson Marwa, a one-week ultimatum to table all the documentation showing the criteria used to decide the beneficiaries of the funds.
The Kenyan DAILY POST