• Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Dedan Kimathi University students to receive KSH 180 each after 1 million donation from president Ruto

Dedan Kimathi University students to receive KSH 180 each after 1 million donation from president Ruto

Students of Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri are set to receive Ksh.180 each from a donation made by President William Ruto when he made a stop at the university.

Ruto landed at the university on March 26, 2024 and while addressing the students, he promised to donate Ksh.1 million for their entertainment. 

"When I look at you I don't think you are hungry. You look like you are doing very well," Ruto joked with the students before continuing, "Just say you want something small, you are not hungry. You want something small, that I will do," the president could be heard saying. 

It's at this point he announced the Ksh.1 million donation, asking the school leadership to make sure it reaches the students.

And now a memo has emerged from the Directorate of Students' Welfare announcing that each student will get only Ksh.180 from the donation.

The memo done by the Director of Student Affairs Esther Nthiga says this was arrived at after the university conducted public participation among the students through a Google form, where three options were given; share the money equally among students, organise a luncheon or allocate the money to students' bursary. 

According to the memo, 51% of the students said the money should be shared equally, 36.5% going for a luncheon while 35.5 wanted the money to go to the students' bursary. 

With the majority having their way and the minority their say, the university made calculations and arrived at the conclusion that each students deserves Ksh.180 from the donation. 

"Following the outcome of the public participation, it has been decided that every undergraduate student during the January-April 2024 semester, including students who are on internal attachment during the semester will be given Ksh.180," Nthiga announced.

All class representatives were asked to inform their students to collect the money from the Directorate office from Friday 9 through to Friday 19, upon which the uncollected money will be channelled to students' bursary.

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