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Makadara MP to award Sh35m bursaries to needy students 

Monday February 24 2020

Makadara MP George Aladwa

Makadara MP George Aladwa addressing Makongeni residents on February 23,2020. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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More than 3,000 needy students in Makadara Constituency, Nairobi, are set to benefit from Sh35 million bursary funds.

Area MP George Aladwa said he will issue the bursaries this week to 3,500 beneficiaries with each student getting Sh10,000.

“This year, we have selected 3,500 children who will each get Sh10,000 towards their school fees,” said Mr Aladwa.

EVICTIONS

The lawmaker was speaking on Sunday during a tour of Makongeni Ward after residents complained of going for a month without electricity in addition to evictions by Kenya Railways.

Mr Aladwa assured the residents he will ensure all deserving cases are considered for bursaries. 

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On the power disconnection in the constituency, which has affected over 150,000 residents, Mr Aladwa asked Kenya Power to sort out the problem.

The MP said that residents of Makongeni, Viwandani and Kaloleni wards have been affected after Kenya Power disconnected the main transformers supplying electricity in the three wards.

He said he had talked to Kenya Power Managing Director Bernard Ngugi about the issue.

ELECTRICITY

“We have given them [Kenya Power] up to Monday evening to reconnect [electricity] to the affected areas or else we will hold a major demonstration on Tuesday,” he said.

He said that lack of electricity in the area has adversely affected businesses, security, as well as schools and health facilities.

“The residents have not had electricity for between one week and one month,” said Mr Aladwa.

Meanwhile, the lawmaker urged his constituents to apply for Uwezo Funds. The loans range between Sh100,000 and Sh2 million.

“A committee will receive certificates and proposals from the youth and women in the next week so that they benefit from the fund,” said Mr Aladwa.

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