The future of many students will be ruined.
A proposal to have the National Treasury send bursary funds directly to beneficiary students’ schools has been commissioned in Parliament.
The comes after the supreme court of law, led by chief justice Martha Koome, declared the constituency development fund, CDF as unconstitutional.
The judges stated,”A declaration is hereby made that the Constituency Development Fund Act, 2013 is unconstitutional.”
“We agree with the reasoning adopted by the High Court to the effect that the CDF Act 2013 violates the principle of separation of powers and that the CDF Act 2013 is unconstitutional,” the supreme court judges added.
In an attempt to avoid the risk of students especially from humble backgrounds, from dropping out of school, the senators have proposed that the funds be sent directly to schools.
The senators stated that they have arrangements in place to air their alternatives to the treasury in a bid to save students.
Mungatana stated,”The committee [Finance and Budget] should clarify from the National Treasury the possibility of having the NG-CDF funds released directly to the beneficiary student’s schools in the country.”
Echoing him was Nandi Senator, Simon Cherargei, who stated that solutions should be formulated soon before this becomes a tragedy.
Cherargei stated,”Something must be done urgently, otherwise the future of many students will be ruined.”