A Form Two student at Kapkirwok Secondary School made the difficult decision to seek financial assistance in a constituency far from his own. Purity Yego walked for eight hours from his parents' home in Kopsiro in Mt Elgon constituency to Chwele hoping to present his case before Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga.
According to Purity, he sought Kalasinga's help after a fellow student from his constituency said that the MP would help him clear his KSh 11,000 school arrears. "She told me that the MP was assisting underprivileged students so I left home at two o'clock and walked to Chwele where I arrived at 5pm, "Purity said in an interview.
Due to her efforts, she managed to meet the Mp. The MP promised to continue funding her education up to the university level. Her guardian was informed of the situation after the girl failed to return home. Purity was expelled from school due to existing fee balance in June and her efforts to raise the fee failed.
It was also revealed that his younger brother Newton Sichei Ndiema had repeated in primary school despite being called to Teremi Boys' High School.He had to repeat Class Eight at Maesek Primary School as he did not have the funds to join the Form One. A similar incident was witnessed two days ago when a Form Two student Mellan Njeri walked around the city carrying a poster requesting for a well-wisher to assist paying her school fees.
Dressed in a full school uniform, the student traveled to Nairobi with the hope of raising KSh 29,000 for the school fees. One day later he succeeded as Kenyans showed up in large numbers to help him.
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