We realized that if we wanted to do anything, we had to train our own people, so we set up 25 Centres of Excellence, two for each of the 12 sub-counties, except for one that was so direly disadvantaged it got three. As a result of these Centres, the levels of education started improving and students started performing well, which brought in the next question; how do you sustain these scholars at the university?
We approached HELB so that in addition to the undergraduate loans these students could access, the County Government would also ensure higher education completion by setting aside Sh20 million every year into a Revolving Fund. This Fund would also avail County Loans to those students who were not getting undergraduate loans. With the Centres of Excellence churning out students and the loans supporting them at the tertiary level, the number of undergraduates tripled. The vision to improve the education standards were bearing fruits within years.