Uasin Gishu students plot fresh protests as 22 others fly to Finland and Canada

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The over 300 students from Uasin Gishu County who were ‘duped’ in the Finland and Canada scholarship scandal will resume protests next week.

Mercy Tarus, who became famous for calling out the county leadership, stated that they were yet to receive refunds.

“The county government is out there telling people that we have been sorted and as you can see we are still here.

“The people that went to Finland yesterday were not part of us. We were more than 300 students that have not been able to leave the country,” Tarus explained.

Activist ditches protests

Another victim identified as Keziah Kosgey said they were no longer interested in the scholarship program.

“All we want is our money,” Kosgey stated.

The undergraduate criticised activist Kimutai Kirui for pulling out of their quest of justice.

“To clear the air about the activist, he was self centered. His reasons for protests never went with ours ndo maana alitoka.

“Without the activist we as students and parents are coming together to fight for justice,” she added.

Students, parents to resume protests

Edward Kiptek, one of the parents, affirmed that they would resume protests next week to pressure the county government and hopefully get their money back.

Uasin Gishu scholarship victims took a break from the daily protests in August as a show of respect towards President William Ruto during the devolution conference.

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