Governor Ongwae taking oath of office for a second term at Gusii Stadium on August 21st 2017

Governor Ongwae's swearing in ceremony

Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

Statement on the county education bursary fund

We have noted concerns over delays in the disbursement of the KShs.135million County Bursary Fund for the financial year 2016/2017.

As a County Government, we wish to inform the public as follows;

  1. That in line with provisions of the Kisii County Bursary Fund Act, 2014, the County Government established a Bursary Fund to boost transition rates and promote retention in our school system.
  2. That since inception, a total of KShs.430million has been disbursed to over 41,000 beneficiaries in secondary and tertiary institutions.
  3. That by June last year, Ward Bursary Committees had vetted and identified 37,914 beneficiaries for the County Bursary Fund ready and in readiness for disbursement.
  4. That due to delays in the release of funds by the National Treasury, it was not possible to expedite this process at the time. By the end of the last financial year, Kisii County had not received its entitlement of about KShs.1.5billion including funds for the bursary allocation.
  5. That the further delays were occasioned by the need to revise the budget for the financial year 2017/2018 to include the aforementioned unspent balances.
  6. The revised budget was approved by the County Assembly mid last month and uploaded onto the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS).
  7. Currently, the Ward Bursary Committees are updating the lists of beneficiaries because some of them have completed schooling or transferred to other institutions.
  8. That disbursement of the bursary fund will be done within the month of March so there’s no need for alarm.
  9. That going forward, the County Government is reviewing its policy on bursary allocation in view of the recent changes in the education sector regarding free Day Secondary Education.
  10. Therefore, while we regret the delays in disbursement of this fund, we urge members of the public and residents of Kisii County not to politicize this matter as it is being addressed with urgency.

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