By Our Reporter
Well-wishers have come to the rescue of 17 year old boy who dropped out of school due to lack of school fees.
The boy Godfrey Kameru had dropped out of school in Form one after his father failed to pay school fees.
He had been enrolled in Valley High School Kiserian by a Good Samaritan, he studied for two terms and failure to pay his Form one fees saw him ejected from the school.
The boy who has now been enrolled in Ole Kasasi Secondary school said his father had assured the Kiserian School Principal that he was to pay the school fees after a well-wisher enrolled him in the school last year.
Youth leader Moses Kamalik and other well-wishers came to rescue of the boy raised some money admitted him in Olekasasi as they applied for bursaries from governments.
He said the boy is ready to learn but has been frustrated by not receiving support from parents. The father was nowhere to be seen after report went around that the boy was to be taken back to school.
The boy said his father who was identified as James Maina did not give any support after promises to pay the fees, the father repairs shoes in Maasai Lodge Ongata Rongai Ward.
The father of 11 children had separated from his wife who now stays in Narok County. Five of his children were married off at a young age, two taken to children’s home others dropped out of school and the boy was forced to stay with his grandmother.
“He does not provide and stays alone I was forced to move out of his house because he used to drink a lot and becomes violent,” the boy said.
The boy could not hide his joy when he was received in the school and admitted in Form one, he promised to work hard and support his siblings.
The school deputy Principal Olima Monica said they allowed the student to study with the amount raised as they wait for other well-wishers to support him since he will make to university if is supported.The school recorded an improved mean score of 4.388 in 2019, an improvement from 3.890 in 2018. In 2017, it had a mean score of 3.600.
The boy’s grandmother said she has tried to convince him to support the boy but all has been in vain, she said the he drinks a lot and lives hand to mount.
The granny who sells vegetables is suffering from arthritis and is not able to support his education, she thanked well-wishers and called for the government to offer him scholarship.