We have not received bursary funds since last year, Mvita MP

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir PHOTO: file

 Mombasa, KENYA: Mvita MP Abdulwasmad Nassir has rubbished claims from a section of Old Town residents led by Engineer Farouk Chiragdin from the area MCA’s office that the Mvita MP’s office has squandered money meant for bursaries.

Engineer Farouk Chiragdin raised the claims during an interview with a Baraka FM reporter at Old Town Ward office early this week, where he said since last year they have not yet received any CBF amount in Old Town Ward and they have been contacting Hon Abdulwasmad, the Mvita MP to no success.

Responding to the claim on Thursday, Nassir said since last year, they have not received any amount to disburse to them.

“We haven’t received any amount since last year, but now we are dealing with only issuing vocational bursary fund because that is what our people want and we are giving it out without any discrimination,” he said.

Nassir added that they had been issuing vocational funds which are the same as bursaries, though we have a huge number of people who need it, we are trying our best level to make sure none is missing in every ward, in our constituency”.

The Constituency Bursary Fund (CBF) was established by the Government of Kenya in 2003 to ensure that needy students have access to secondary education.

Early last year, a section of lawmakers wrote to the Treasury protesting the delay in releasing of sh 30.9 billion constituency development fund saying some learners had been disrupted by the delay.