Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has called on the national government to waive loans owed to HELB by graduates.

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On Monday, the MP said the government can do all graduates owing HELB favour by waiving the debt just like it has done to some societies in Kenya and big companies.

"If the government wrote off 24Billion owed by KQ, Wrote off over 2billion owed by coffee farmers, wrote off 40billion owed by sugar milling companies,then the Government can write off 6.5billion owed by comrades who have no jobs to pay back HELB instead of publishing them on newspapers. President Uhuru must act and write off comrades loans," read the post.

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) announced plans to publish names of loan defaulters and their photographs in the newspapers if they do not clear their loans within 30 days.