Police officers from Maragua police station have come to the rescue of a girl who wanted to commit suicide due to lack of school fees.
Linet Muthoni from Gikomora in Maragua had scored 303 marks and was to join Kiangunyi Girls Secondary school in Kangema but her mother could not raise the money for her fees.
Muthoni said she tried looking for menial jobs to see if she could get money for her fees to no avail. After her efforts failed to pay off, she tried committing suicide but was rescued by her neighbours who reported the matter to the police.
"I had lost hope of joining secondary school but am happy the officers and well-wishers have come through for me," she said.
Muthoni said she aspires to become a doctor promising to work hard to achieve this goal and help out other needy students.
After talking to the girl, the OCS took up the matter to hatch a plan to ensure the girl goes to school.
Assistant County Commissioner Joshua Okello said the officers managed to raise enough money to buy Muthoni her uniform as well as other personal effects.
"We went to Thika, bought the uniform for the girl and we shall have officers accompany her to school," he said.
Okello said the administrators are out to ensure all the students who are set to join form one get to school.
"We are combing the areas to ensure no child is at home to achieve 100 per cent transition," he said.
Lucy Wangechi Muthoni's mother thanked the officers for their generosity and for helping her daughter join secondary school.
She said Muthoni was becoming desperate after she saw her peers going to school while she was at home.
"She attempted to take away her life and this really got me scared," said the mother.
Ichagaki Ward Representative Charles Mwangi also offered to sponsor the girl through her secondary education.
"The girl has a promising future and we are going to support her to ensure she achieves her dream of becoming a doctor," he said.