HELB Loan beneficiaries who have defaulted the repayment of the loan since 1975 have been given a 30-day deadline by the Higher Education Loans Board to repay their loans, failure to which their names and photos will be published in the country’s dailies, and legal action may ensue.
“HELB wishes to notify the general public and loan defaulters that the HELB student loan is a government debt which should be repaid as per the terms and conditions on which it was advanced. However, some beneficiaries who are in default have not responded to previous communication addressed to them yet the funds received from loan repayment are used to support the current needy students, therefore, sustained default hinders funding of other deserving Kenyan youth,” read part of the statement.
What a bad joke! KOT, as expected got mixed reactions to this outrageous demand from the state corporation, a majority painting a picture of irony and how HELB’s mission will hit rock bottom because of the employment state in the country. Some threw in hilarious memes and comments to express themselves and here are a few that will crack you up.
1. How jobless youths are reading tweets on HELB.
How I sit at home Jobless and then I see HELB trending. This is a Big Joke of the Century. Where do they want me to remove 150k in 30 days pic.twitter.com/PIw9P1DKB5
— Shady (@Coder_Hub) November 18, 2019
2. Just when you thought you have seen it all.
HELB loan students rn 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VyMvFclIuS
— Mundhir Abdirahman (@eastleighpundit) November 18, 2019
3. Ifike Ngina Kenyatta
— PiNgPoNg🇰🇪 (@pinngponng) November 18, 2019
4. Photos of broke young people.
HELB should be very careful… you expose photos of broke young people CHINA may take cue and post our Map somewhere uncool. Be very careful not to expose us like below pic.twitter.com/ahsg3iVRCQ
— S.N. Nyamao 🇰🇪 (@snnyamao) November 18, 2019
5. Let the match begin, may the best win.
HELB vs defaulters😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GvvTYIwjOu
— Cyrus Otala (@otala_cyrus) November 18, 2019
6. We will have to borrow to repay.
— Victor Mochere (@VictorMochere) November 18, 2019
8. Youths are jobless
Unless they WRITE OFF the debts, or convert HELB to a Bank, HELB will be another AFC or KCC. Those threats are unwarranted. https://t.co/EU1pQrUHFm
— Nyaora E. O. Kijomba (@kijomba1) November 18, 2019