Campus tales: From broke to flush on Helb-funded budget

Moi University students

Moi University students demonstrate in the streets of Eldoret over delays to release Helb funds on March 10, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • All your upkeep cash was wolfed down by a gambling crave after a friend enticed you to place a bet.
  • On a Friday sporting a chequered shirt, you meet with Mr Moneybags. You give him your prized phone and ID in exchange for Sh12,000.

Tales of woe abound on campus regarding Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) cash. Government-sponsored students have had to contend with delayed disbursements as others go for semesters, even years, without funding. 


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