Governor Simon Kachapin graced the launching of county Bursary at Ortum high school in Kipkomo Sub-county. The 435 Million bursary kitty is set to benefit 41,414 students in the county.

Students in boarding schools will each get 15000, those in Universities and colleges will each get 10,000. Day Schools and driving school will receive 5000 shillings per student.

The governor urged school principals to be prudent and utilize the bursary well for the benefit of the students. He warned them against sending children home for fees.

"Do not send our children home. We have given you enough bursary to add to what national government pays. You have no reason at all to chase our students" he said.

Deputy Governor Robert komolle assured residents of West Pokot of a fair share of education to their children. He further condemned the recent killings of 130 cows at Lobakat near KWS by the Security officers an act he termed as primitive. He urged the Ministry of interior to move with speed and avert sporadic rate of insecurity within west Pokot boarders.

CECM for Education hon. Rebecca Kide praised bursary committee for burning midnight oil to ensure the function comes to a fruition. He affirmed to school heads that money allocated for bursary is ready and the issue of a ‘bouncing’ cheques will be a thing of the past.

While addressing congregants, County TSC Director Mr. Benard Kimachas appreciated county government for the noble exercise of supporting students in the county. He encouraged students to take this opportunity and study hard for a better future.

Leaders present were; Pokot South Mp, hon. David Pkosing, Mp for Sigor- hon. Peter Lochakapong, Members of the County Assembly led by the Speaker hon. Frederick Kaptui, County staff, representatives from TSC and several school principals.