It was an idea borne out of years of frustration with the situation amongst the students, some of whom dropped out or resorted to several ‘Comrade 4 Comrade’ initiatives to pay for their fees. Peter Lang’at, a fresh Economics graduate, was its founder and patron, having learned how students from other countries lobby as he pursued his postgraduate degree with the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The students believed the best way was to have a future county Government come on board through the establishment of a revolving fund.
As a result of their intense lobbying, the students managed to secure the commitment of one of the candidates, Joyce Laboso, who included it in her campaign manifesto and would eventually emerge victorious at the ballot. Passionate about the idea herself, Governor Joyce Laboso gave a commitment to set aside Kshs. 100Million in the course of her first term. The commitment to have a revolving fund, instead of giving scholarships, was also clear and a Board was formed.