NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Dennis Ngatia Wangu landed on luck on the same day he had given up.
The 14 year-old boy who sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination in 2016 had gone back to his former school, Kimahuri Primary in Kieni East to beg the head teacher to allow him to repeat class eight.
He wanted to repeat, not because he had failed but because he did not have money or he did not see possibility of getting financial support to proceed to high school.
He was among the top students in the country having scored 403 marks out of the possible 500.
However, his appalling and destitute state cut short his time to celebrate the good performance that earned him a form one slot at Kagumo High School.
Wangu knew very well that his chances of moving forward were slim and that’s why he showed up ready to repeat Standard Eight for another entire year hoping by the time he would be done in 2017, a miracle would befall him.
However, instead of getting a chance to repeat Standard Eight, a staffer at Capital FM who wishes to remain anonymous was moved by his story and offered to pay for his form one school fees for the first one year.
His story won the hearts of many others including Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega and business woman and patron of Maendeleo Mashinani Lobby group, Rahab Mukami who pledged to support the boy.
Any help to ensure Wangu completes his high school education will highly be appreciated.
His mother can be reached on +254 714 698 634.