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Mountain View MCA disburse over 500 bursaries to residents

Mountain View residents in Westland, Nairobi were filled with joy as area Member of County Assembly Mr Maurice Ochieng disbursed long-awaited bursaries.

Mr Ochieng issued 500 bursary forms to secondary students and vocational students from residents who are registered as voters in his ward.

Also, the member launched his personal scholarship where 25 needy students were picked to join Kangemi Vocational Center as he promised to increase the number gradually.

In his speech, Mr Ochieng admitted that there were issues that were affecting bursary distribution and that his team is working to ensure that all the tribes in his ward are equally beneficial in disbursement.

“I have realised that something is wrong. I’ve directed the community representatives to sit down and identify the people who are registered as voters in Mountain View. There are also changes in my office now,” Mr Ochieng said.

He said the changes were meant to accommodate all the tribes residing in his ward, adding that no one would be allowed to pick more bursary forms while other people miss out.

During the ceremony, the MCA asked residents to be vigilant and raise the alarm whenever they come across illegal gas plants within the residential places.

Mr Ochieng, who doubles as County Assembly Health Committee Chairperson said that the recent gas explosion incident in Embakasi East that has claimed 11 lives was unfortunate and it could have been prevented.

“We are urging the county government to act with speed and get rid of gas businesses in residential areas. Let them do business in a well-organised piece of land. Not in a residential place.”

“I’m saying this because we will not allow this issue where people are making businesses and putting the lives of people at risk.”

The event was attended by Dandora Phase 4 MCA Dan Oria, County education representatives and the area chief.