The 14-year-old who sat her KCPE exams at Kari Mwailu Primary School had expressed her desire to pursue medicine at the University of Nairobi in order to become a neurosurgeon.
However, Paul Mumo, her father, has revealed that they were unable to raise money for Faith's fees and other expenses that may arise during her admission Kenya High School.
This comes after a number of well-wishers who had promised to cater for Faith's school fees went quiet about the issue.
"There were several people and corporates, private organizations and political leaders who promised to support us but have since gone silent," he explained.
Mumo revealed that he needed at least sh120,000 for Faith to successfully join Form One.
Only Margaret Wanjiru of Jesus is Alive Ministries honoured her pledge by sending a sh26,000 cheque to the family as part of Faith's school fees. In addition, Faith's father also stated that they were expecting an unspecified amount of money from Stephen Mule, the Matungulu MP.
Mumo also admitted that he plans to take Faith to school with whatever money they will have collected and plead with the principal to allow them more time to look for the rest of the fees. Mumo lost his job in 2020 at the begining of the covid-19 pandemic. He resorted to farming vegetables and pepper that he sells in order to meet the needs of his family.
Mumo also stated that he is unable to pay the full fees for Faith and her three other siblings. One is in Form 2, another is joining class 8 and the other joining Grade 4.
Faith is expected to join Form One on August 2, just like other students nationwide who secured placements in various secondary schools throughout the country.
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