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HELB defaulters be warned

Are you a beneficiary of HELB? Are you employed? If so, are you repaying your loan? Better be warned that soon and very soon, the police might be after you.

Education CS Amina Mohamed declared that Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is determined to recover Kes 7.2 billion from over 74,000 defaulters. She declared that the crackdown is now on and that employers will also have to help track the individuals down.

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CS Amina Mohamed [IMAGE/COURTESY]

“We are also going to partner with our law enforcement agencies to track down those holding jobs and yet are reluctant to stand up to be counted as responsible and patriotic citizens who honour their debts,” she said.

For those who are abroad and not repaying, have not escaped either.

HELB Chief Executive Charles Ringera said they are seeking to partner with the Foreign Affairs ministry to track defaulters in the diaspora.

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