A family in Monde Village in Mautuma Ward, Lugari Sub-County, is stranded in finding help for two girls who scored highly in the recent KCPE 2021.
The two sisters, Ann Veronicah and Lonah Agape, scored 378 and 413 marks, respectively, at Free Methodist Umoja Primary School in Mautuma Ward.
Ann has been called to join Bishop Njenga Girls High School in Lugari Sub-County, while Lonah has received admission at St. Bridgit High School in Kimilili, Bungoma County.
“I have not received any scholarships despite trying to apply for some. I am appealing to well-wishers out there to come and help me to achieve my goal of becoming a lecturer,” Brigid said.
She added that they live in extreme poverty and their parents are unable to cater for their secondary school fees.
Her sister, Ann, had a similar confession. Her dream of becoming a nurse is also falling into ruins.
“I would like to be a nurse so that I can help my family and community, but there is no school fees for secondary school,” she said.
Their father, Aggrey Okoyo, who works as a private security guard in the same primary school where they did their KCPE, is appealing for someone to come to the mercy of his daughters.
“I don’t have anything to make them join Form One. I have been working here so that they can learn. Nimekuwa nikichota maji ili kusomesha wanangu na kufanya kazi ya ulinzi ili wasome, tafadhali nisaidieni,” Mr. Okoyo said.
The school headteacher, Jairus Wanyonyi, said that the two girls are hardworking, disciplined, and self-driven and help for them means a lot to the community.
“They have all the potential this country needs in future,” he said.
Tom Lutali is a seasoned scribe based in Lugari Sub-County in Kakamega County who writes human interest stories and sports for WKT.