Comrades should not repay HELB loans, Babu Owino claims

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.[Source/Facebook/Babu Owino]

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili popularly known as Babu Owino has claimed that university students should not be tasked with repaying the Helb loans.

The former University of Nairobi student leader further castigated the move by government to make public the details of defaulters, that is publishing their photos.

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The vocal ODM party MP wrote on his Facebook account; ”If the government wrote off 24Billion owed by KQ,Wrote off over 2billion owed by coffee farmers,wrote off 40billion owed by sugar milling companies,then the Government can write off 6.5billion owed by comrades who have no jobs to pay back HELB instead of publishing them on newspapers.President Uhuru must act and write off
comrades loans.”

The loans are awarded to students in campus to cater for their needs.

The government through HELB board have revealed that soon they will be making the details of the people who have not cleared the loans on public domain.

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