Senator Kihika to sponsor top KCPE girl who is set to join Alliance Girls
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has promised to sponsor the secondary school education of a bright but needy girl whose hopes of joining Alliance High School hang in the balance.
Christine Wambui Irungu scored 403 marks in the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination. As the best among 118 candidates from Nakuru's Maombi Primary School, she was admitted to Alliance. She is due to report on May 3.
"According to the admission letter, the first-term fee is Sh22,000 while other overhead costs are about Sh20,000, bringing the total fees to Sh42,000," she is quoted by the 'Nation' as saying.
Her parents are peasant farmers. The family lives on a one-acre piece of land on which they grow crops for subsistence, with the little surplus sold in local markets.
"I know my parents are struggling to meet the basic needs but I will not let my dreams of joining Alliance Girls fade. I will do basic manual work at home to raise money and reduce the fees burden on my parents," Wambui said.
Her father Stanley Irungu revealed that he is already struggling to raise school fees for two other daughters who are studying at university.
"Trying to locate this brilliant girl. Anyone who can help me get in touch with her or her family? l would be honored to sponsor her education (Form 1 through Form 4)," said Susan Kihika.
Wambui revealed that her parents were toying with the idea of her joining a local school. "I fear that will shatter my dreams of studying Business Management at university," she confessed.
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