On Monday 16th April , Machakos county governor Dr. Alfred Mutua launched sh. 300 million college and university scholarship program in his county . He said that the program will help the students from the county but in different colleges and universities from different parts of the country.
He said this during the official launch of the program at Athi River Youth Polytechnic in Mavoko .He added that the program will support over 10,000 students.The project will have annual budget of sh.300 million.
He said that his aim is to make Machakos the richest and most equitable place in Kenya and Africa. He added that he dropped school while he was in form 2 and he was rescued by a church elder and this is what he will do to others. He said this will spur socio-economic development .
He added that from now ECD education will be free and he will pay sh.1,000 per child. Also he had hired 1,200 ECD teachers and he will hire 800 more in the coming months.