President William Ruto has signed into law the National Government Constituencies Development Fund Bill which will oversee an increment in school bursaries to ensure smooth learning of students from needy backgrounds.

“We have increased the allocation for bursaries under the Constituencies Development Fund from 35 to 40 per cent,” a tweet by the president read.

Ruto also noted that the 5 per cent bursary increment will do away with school drop-outs and will increase enrolment more so in drought- stricken regions of the country.

According to him the funds allocated will cater for school feeding programs hence continuity and completion of education by students.

Besides, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah seconded the move saying it will minimize drop-outs, improve enrolment and speed up the Government’s attempt to reduce illiteracy levels.

The move will also raise the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation on environmental activities from 2 to 5 per cent to cater for climate catastrophe.

However President Ruto’s statement on X regarding the bursary increment was not taken lightly by majority of X users.

“What do you care about? After abolishing free primary education that has been in place for over 20 years? After increasing school fees for primary and secondary education? After increasing university fees? And then, you proudly claim to care about our children, Mr. President?” an angry X user replied to Ruto’s tweet.

“With all due respect, please honor the Kenyans who woke up early to vote for you. Either you fulfill your promises or just finish your term and leave gracefully” the X user added.

The Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, The speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula, The Attorney General Justin Muturi, The Solicitor General Shadrack Mose, The National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Ichung’wah were among the leaders who were present when William Ruto signed into law the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (Amendment) Bill  at the State House  in Nairobi.

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