Lonah Agape’s ambition was not going to shutter, thanks to the godsend well-wisher who ensured that she was successfully admitted yesterday to the school she was called to join following her stunning performance of 413 marks in KCSE 2021.
Mr. John Otieno Ogola, the well-wisher who stepped in after reading in the Western Kenya Times Lonah and her sister Ann Veronicah’s (who scored 378) story about their despair for lack of fees, personally drove her, in the company of her father, to St. Brigid’s Girls in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County.
Mr. Otieno, who also did full shopping for the student, confirmed that Lonah was successfully admitted and has begun her journey in secondary school.
“Let me assure you that everything will be fine and she will spend four years in this school. It is now upon her to work hard and make society and her family happy,” he said.
Lonah’s father, Mr. Aggrey Okoyo, who had told the Western Kenya Times that he had tried every means to take his daughters to school, was visibly elated by the support he had received.
“Few like Otieno exist in this century. Let me humble myself and thank him. May the Almighty God expand his boundaries,” he said.
Lonah also thanked Mr. Otieno, who is a businessman from Mautuma, and wished him prosperity.
“Let me thank God and Mr. Otieno for his support. I am happy and ready to fulfill my dream,” said the jovial girl.
Lonah and her sister Veronicah did their KCPE at Free Methodist Umoja Primary School in Mautuma, Lugari Sub-County.
Tom Lutali is a seasoned scribe based in Lugari Sub-County in Kakamega County who writes human interest stories and sports for WKT.