You may soon need Helb nod to marry

Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) CEO Charles Ringera speaks during a press conference on February 4, 2016. Mr Ringera said they were looking at other ways such disconnecting water and power for defaulters. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The proposal is one of the new interventions the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) is exploring to catch defaulting former students.

It might soon be a requirement to produce a loans board compliance certificate before one can tie the knot.

The proposal is one of the new interventions the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) is exploring to catch defaulting former students, according to Chief Executive Charles Ringera.

He said the idea would be presented to the youth and if they approve, the board would adopt it.

Mr Ringera said they were looking at other ways such disconnecting water and power for defaulters.

“If you are looking for a job or claiming your pension, you are required to have a clearance certificate from us,” said Mr Ringera.

He was speaking on Thursday during the signing of an agreement between Helb and the Uasin Gishu County Government that will see the lender assist the county recover money lent to students who studied at technical colleges in the region.

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