A section of Parents from Uasin Gishu county has protested against the leadership of the county government concerning contentious Finland scholarships.
The scholarships were initiated during the tenure of the former governor, now Senator Jackson Mandago.
However, on August 7, Governor Jonathan Bii convened a meeting to address the issue, which has led to protests by parents and students in the county.
A brave young university graduate stood out during the meeting as she fearlessly addressed Mandago, bii and other top county officials.
Speaking while tightly holding her passport, the lady accused the leaders of dishonesty, wearing deceptive smiles, and feigning innocence while being well aware of the fraudulent nature of the scholarships.
“You are very mean with the truth; you keep lying, you smile at us with a very smooth tongue and a very soft face that looks very innocent, but you keep lying and lying,” she lamented.
The Kabarak University Alumni also questioned the leaders’ lateness to the meeting despite announcing a 9 am start time.
” I am a graduate, I was supposed to travel to Canada, but I am here selling porridge to earn a living”, she stated
Earlier, Governor Bii blamed his predecessor for a KSh 138 million deficit in the program’s funds.
Bii clarified that there were currently no funds available for refunds to parents but hinted that it might be possible after examining the comprehensive database.
On the other hand, Mandago attempted to distance himself from the controversy, stating that he handed over the program to the current administration.
He contested the current administration’s claim of having KSh 1 million in the account, asserting there were over KSh 37.5 million when he left office.