Ali presented a cheque worth Ksh492,000 for all the 123 students in the school.
“As promised, earlier today i paid a visit at Mohamed Ali Girls Secondary School in Mla Leo and presented a cheque of Ksh 492,000 school fees for the entire 123 students. Elimu ndio Nguzo,” the MP highlighted in a statement.
Mohamed Ali Girls Secondary School is a day school, meaning, a total of Ksh4,000 was paid towards the learning of each student in third term.
The school opened its doors on January 13, 2020, becoming the first girls school in Nyali Constituency since Independence.
“When I came to power in 2017, I found only one school in the entire of Nyali. So I promised the parents that I will pay school fees for every school that I built,” Ali told kenyagist.com on phone.
“From 2018 to date, school fees has been catered for and we have not had any problem of children being sent home for fees,” he added.
At the time of the launch, Ali had faced criticism for naming the school after himself.
“Across ages and History, truly great and reformist leaders never left their names on any City, Street or building…Some even left a Will that their bodies be buried in secret places so as not to be shrines…But in Kenya, small tinpot dictators put their names on public projects,” lawyer Donald Kipkorir stated.
In response, however, Ali noted that the decision to name the school was reached by the public and not him.
â€œBata hata umlishe kokoto bado atahara. There is something we call public participation!â€