The Higher Education Loans Board has warned that it will soon make public names and pictures of individuals who have refused to cooperate as far as servicing their loans is concerned. 

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In its notice, the lender said that defaulters from 1975 to date will have both their names and picture in newspapers and then take legal action against them.

As a result HELB detailed that this has been a hindrance to giving loans to the many needy children who also need loans to sustain their studies.

"Some beneficiaries who are in default have not responded to previous communication ...therefore sustained default, hinders funding of other deserving Kenyan youth," HELB said.

It however, urged the concerned defaulters to contact them for further cause of action of which if by the end of 30 days from issue of the notice, it will go ahead to do so and as well take legal action.

"Beneficiaries who are not servicing their loans are therefore advised as to get in touch with HELB for particulars of their loan accounts," the notice reads as quoted by The Star.

 It added that at least 85000 defaulters who need to pay Sh52.1 billion have not made any efforts to do so.

The board has denoted that in June 2019, the number of defaulters was 61,038 and were to pay 6.1 billion.

This was a decrease in the number recorded in June 2018 where 215,778 defaulters were holding sh 21.5 billion. Those who had cleared their loan in June was 190,554 holding 18.2 billion.