HELB employs office of the DPP in hunt of loan defaulters

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Following the the announcement by the Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed that in a serious move many HELB loan defaulters will be nabbed, there was a public uproar with many boldly daring the ministry to go and arrest them since there are no employment opportunities in the country to aid the youths in repaying their debt.

But to show support and seriousness, the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions has declared in a press release circulated on Friday that it would cooperate with the Higher Education Loans Board in their hunt for the 74000 loan defaulters.

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Charles Ringera

The state agency, in the press release signed by CEO Charles Ringera, highlighted various laws touching on loan defaulters and affirmed that it would seek to actively collaborate with relevant authorities in their pursuit of the same.

“Indeed, HELB will collaborate with DPP and other relevant agencies to enforce loan repayment as provided for under the HELB Act,” read an excerpt from their press release.

According to the document the state agency asserted that the purpose of involving law enforcement agencies indicated by Education CS Amina Mohamed was to promote compliance, integrity and to ensure access to funds for future loan applicants from needy backgrounds.

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