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Heartbreaking! 15-year-old Form Two Girl Forced to Beg For School Fees in CBD While in Uniform

Cases of students being sent home for school fees have been on the rise lately with many forced to stay and do menial jobs to raise money. Others have had their plight aired by various media houses.

Mellan Njeri Njuguna was sent home to clear a balance of Sh29,177 so that she could be allowed to sit in class and prepare for her exams that will be done in a week. The student at Kihumbu-ini Secondary School in Murang'a County was sent home on September 10.

The 15-year-old said her mother was unable to raise the amount and the strong desire to be in school drove her to carry a huge placard begging for school fees in Nairobi CBD.

Before her plight was aired by the Standard Media, Njeri had covered sections of Langata Road, Parliament Road, Processional Way, Kenyatta Avenue, Moi Avenue and other city roads and her effort raised Sh500 only.

“She has been in and out of school and when she arrived home on September 10, I had no other option and that is how we decided to write the banner and allow her to travel from Ruiru to Nairobi,” Anne Wangechi Mureithi, her mother, said when the media house contacted her.

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