Hope as well-wishers pay fees for needy, top KCPE performer

A 14-year-old, needy boy’s dwindling hope of joining secondary school despite excelling in the 2017 KCPE exams with 384 marks has been rekindled after well-wishers offered to assist him.

Joseph Musee, a former pupil of Mwamba Isyuko Primary School in Kitui South, could hardly hide his joy after the philanthropists, mostly his neighbours, yesterday contributed over Sh80, 000 to cater for his form one’s fees and shopping.

Musee, who aspires to become an accountant in future, said he was on the brink of forfeiting his slot at the coveted Lenana High School owing to his family’s financial constraints.

He said before the well-wishers heeded his call for aid, he contemplated giving up on his educational dream to become a casual labourer in the streets of Kitui town to raise his school fees and later join one of the nearby day schools.

May God bless all my neighbours and well-wishers for coming to my aid and rekindling my dream. I promise to work hard and become a top notch accountant so that I can also touch the lives of needy learners in future, said an elated Musee.

His mother, Mrs. Maria Wambua, a security guard in Kitui Town, intimated to journalists that the family was completely unable to raise fees for their kin owing to their meagre earnings.

She revealed that she had even advised her son to undertake construction jobs so as to raise his school fees because the family was already overwhelmed by the burden of paying fees for his elder sister, a student at Mulango Girls’ High School.

His father, Raphael Wambua, who works as a cook at a nearby primary school, could hardly contain his joy after his son was assured of fulfilling his dream to join a secondary school.

Mr. Wambua, who described his son as an intelligent, hardworking and disciplined child, thanked the well-wishers for mobilizing financial aid for his needy but promising son.

Source: Kenya News Agency