Mathioya constituency residents have praised their MP, Hon. Dr. Edwin Mugo Gichuki who is a first-time member of parliament elected under the United Democratic Alliance for digitizing bursary applications.

In the past, parents were forced to travel to the constituency offices to pick forms which took them several days to apply for the bursary, but digitization has made application a one-day affair.

Parents drawn from the three wards in the constituency have thanked the MP for making the application process more simple, transparent, and accountable.

“I want to thank the MP for providing us with an online platform where we got the bursary forms, it has been easy for us, and it takes less time to apply, unlike in the past when we had to travel to the constituency offices to fetch the forms,” a resident said.

The application, which was since digitized, ended on 27th January 2023, and after the application, parents received messages confirming their applications, and the forms were collected at the sub-location level. At least 8,000 beneficiaries are targeted to benefit from the exercise.

The NG-CDF committee led by the chairman confirmed that the process of awarding the beneficiaries would be transparent and only Mathioya residents would benefit from the kitty.

“The bursary application process for secondary and tertiary institutions shall be done in public, and only deserving Mathioya residents shall benefit,” said the chairman.

Recently the Mathioya NG-CDF bursary committee issued bursary cheques worth 2,232,424 million to 72 needy but bright students (Model Students) from the constituency in both secondary and tertiary levels.

This is one of the promises, Hon. Dr. Edwin Mugo had given his constituents during the campaign period, and the residents are hopeful that the MP will scale the constituency to greater heights.