Kakamega

By Andrew Ombuni

  • The needy girl scored 406 marks and was supposed to join Bunyore girls
  • She studied at Lurambi primary school
  • Needy boy was called to Chavakali Boys but missed the chance
  • MP took him to Kakamega School

Lurambi MP Bishop Titus Khamala last week came to the rescue of three top candidates who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams and took them to school.

The three come from humble backgrounds. Their parents and guardians could not their tuition fee and shopping.

Bishop Khamala with the students

Bishop Khamala bumped into them while on a tour at Lurambi Primary School that had been closed by officials from the Public Health department after their toilets collapsed which paralyzed learning and over 700 pupils sent home.

The MP gave out Sh1.4million from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty towards the sinking and construction of modern toilets with 12 doors. The Public Health department has since reopened the institution.

“Teachers told me of a top student who scored 406 marks in KCPE at Lurambi primary and was supposed to join Bunyore Girls but due to lack of school fees, she was still at home. I have admitted her at her dream school and I will cater for tuition fees and shopping for four years,” said Khamala.

Franklin Okwiri during his admission at Kakamega School

According to Bishop Khamala, he also took Franklin Okwiri, who scored 388 marks in KCPE at Eshibeye primary school in Butsotso South to Kakamega School. Master Okwiri was supposed to join Chavakali High School but had missed that chance due to lack of school fees.

He said the two students will cater for their tuition fees from his personal savings. “I want to thank Gerald Orina, the Kakamega School principal for accepting the student. I will adopt the girl and the boy as my own children until they finish their secondary school education,”  

Ongoing construction of toilets at Lurambi primary

“I met another needy student who scored 279 marks and was supposed to join Matioli Boys Secondary School. His grandfather is crippled and cannot raise his tuition fees. I paid his one-year school fees and then the other three years he will be placed on bursary,” said Khamala.

He said he will be monitoring their performance to ensure they get everything they would want, saying all he wants is to see them succeeding in life.

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