Kisii County Bursary Fund will henceforth prioritize IEBC-registered residents! The controversial move largely publicized by Governor Simba Arati will certainly discriminate against deserving taxpayers.
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The county boss said he will use the IEBC register from the recent elections to instil accountability in delivering critical services.
Kisii County Bursary Fund: Governor Simba Arati remarks
While speaking at Ichuni Ward in Nyaribari Masaba constituency, Governor Arati reassured that said the move is timely.
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In his words, Arati said poached voters should seek education funding from the constituencies where they were paid to vote.
“My administration will give priority to those who voted in this county during the last general elections.”Governor Simba Arati.
As we speak, lawmakers from 8 constituencies in Kisii County are favouring residents on the IEBC register.
“Go to the ward where you voted to seek assistance. We will use the IEBC voter registers and if you did not vote, go look for other businesses to do… These are the fruits of voting during election time. I have given each ward three million shillings and urged all elected leaders to encourage revenue collection to enable the county to increase more funding.”Governor Simba Arati.
His excellence also urged Ward Reps to prioritize orphans, single parents, and other vulnerable segments.
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Mr Arati said his government has released Ksh. 135 million to all the 45 wards in the county. As such, each ward is set to receive Ksh. 3 million.
He went on to confirm that the amount will be increased to Ksh. 5 million in the upcoming fiscal year.
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While voting is the heartbeat of any democracy, it is not mandatory by the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). For that reason, Governor Arati’s remarks on the Kisii County Bursary Fund are still causing an uproar.