Matungulu MP Stephen Mule presented KCPE best student Faith Mumo and her mother Ksh120,000.
By Ivy Maloy
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) top student, Faith Mumo risked missing out on her dream school due to lack of school fees. Faith was selected to join the Kenya High School after scoring 433 marks out of a possible 500 in KCPE. The 14-year-old girl who sat her exams at Kari Mwailu Primary School expressed her desire to pursue medicine at the University of Nairobi and become a neurosurgeon.
However, her father Paul Mumo stated that they were unable to raise money for her fees and other expenses that may arise during admission. This was after a number of well-wishers who promised to cater for her school fees went quiet.
“There are several people and corporate organizations and private organizations and leaders who promised to support us but have since gone silent,” he explained. He revealed that he required at least Ksh120,000 for Mumo to successfully join Form One.
Mr. Mumo stated that they were expecting the school fees from Matungulu MP Stephen Mule. He admitted that he plans to report to school with whatever money they will have and plead with the principal to allow them more time to look for the rest of the fees. But Matungulu MP Stephen Mule came to the girl’s rescue on Monday and awarded her a full scholarship
Faith could not hold back her tears. “I want to thank the NG-CDF committee, and particularly the MP, for being kind. I promise to work hard in school.” “I thank all Kenyans who listened to my cry. When I achieve my dream, I’ll come back to support other girls and boys to access education,” said Faith.
She is expected to join form one on August 2, alongside other students who secured placements in various secondary schools in the country.