A Member of County Assembly MCA in Elgeyo Marakwet county is on the spot for listing her first born daughter in Moi University as an orphan, bright and needy to secure Bursary fund.
Hon. Emily Kirop (nominated) secured her first born daughter in Moi University Sh.80,000 bursary.
The student Winsome jerotich kimutai,Moi university admission Number:1027/16, successfully obtained the bursary after the MCA framed the application in order to justify the allocation that selfishly left out more deserving needy bursary candidates.
“This is a bad indicator of a leader and contravenes chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya 2010,” said Pius Kibet a resident of Sambirir Ward.
Speaking to the Press in defending herself against accusations over the crazy move, Mrs Kirop whose husband is an accountant laughed off the accusations saying; “Yes that is my daughter. In any case bursaries are usually meant for who? Is there a guideline that bar any MCA’s child from getting bursary?”
She added: “Do you know the source of the bursary fund in question that you are talking about?”
She said: “Mind you, this is not the first time I am being told about this bursary that my daughter got. It appears there is politics involved and some people seem to be so idle to an extent of taking to the media to malign me. ”
The Sh.4.2 million Elgeyo Marakwet county bursary fund benefited bright needy students across the 20 Electoral Wards.
The Civil society is up in arms against the MCA calling her to resign following her tainted integrity.
“That’s gross misconduct and abuse of office by someone in leadership to allocate herself bursary. It is so selfish of her to allocate herself all the allocation,” said Wilfred Kihara, chairman civil society Iten chapter.