Mumias East Member of Parliament Peter Salasya on Monday, April 10, issued KSh 39 million bursaries to students.
Speaking after the exercise, the first-time legislator urged beneficiaries to work hard and make good use of the kitty.
He said no student in his constituency will be sent back home due to lack of school fees and promised to go back to school to upgrade his limited oratory skills.
“Education is an equalizer between the rich and poor and even me, I will go back to school to polish my English,” the youthful legislator said in jest.
It is worth noting that the lawmaker has been hitting news headlines due to his grammatical errors.
For instance, during his maiden speech in Parliament, the DAP-K party lawmaker could not differentiate between ‘sir’ and Madam.
Salasya repeatedly referred to National Assembly Deputy Speaker Gladys Shollei as “Madam Speaker sir”.
This prompted other members of Parliament to immediately correct him to say “madam speaker”.
The lawmaker however took the criticism positively saying that with time he will get used to speaking fluent English.
“Madam speaker, pole pole ndio napata,(madam speaker, with time I will get it right),” he said.
Since he was elected in the August 2022 General Election, the man’s antics got Kenyans talking.
For instance, last month, the legislator took to social media to make public his Parliamentary pay slip.
The slip capped the MP’s gross pay at a total of Ksh 1,171,525. However, it was the deductions column that piqued the interest of many Kenyans on Twitter (KoT).
Out of that entire gross salary, after the aforementioned deductions, Salasya only takes home a net pay of Ksh 97,197.80; which was surprising to many, but not as much as one specific item.