From Mt Elgon to Kabuchai: Form Two girl treks 8 hours to plead for school fees in neighbouring constituency

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 20:13 | < 1 min read
Purity Yego and her guardian Margaret Chemutai. PHOTO/JOHN MAKUBA

A Form 2 girl was forced to move from one constituency to another on foot in a bid to ask for school fees from a Member of Parliament.

Purity Yego trekked for eight hours from her Kopsiro home in Mt Elgon constituency to Chwele, the home of Kabuchai Member of Parliament Majimbo Kalasinga with fingers crossed that he would help her clear her school fee arrears at Kapkirwok Secondary School.

"I decided to seek help from Mheshimiwa Kalasinga after my classmate who comes from Chwele told me about him. She said the MP pays school fees for needy students so I left my home at 8:00 am and walked to Chwele where I arrived at around 5:00 pm," Purity told journalists.

Majimbo was touched by her plight and promised to pay all her school fees; all the way to the university.

Purity's elderly guardian Margaret Chemutai, who takes care of four grandchildren at the moment, says she didn’t sleep yesternight after her the girl failed to return home.

Purity had been out of school since June for lack of ksh11,000 that was required to clear the term’s fees.

It has also been discovered that her younger brother Newton Sichei Ndiema who sat for his KCPE at Toywandet Primary School in 2020 was forced to go back to Maesek Primary after failing to raise school fees for Teremi Boys High school where he secured an admission slot.

Newton told Journalists at the school that he has a dream of becoming a doctor after school. He however says his situation and that of her sister worsened after the death of her grandparents.

"My grandfather and grandmother who used to assist me with fees died in July after an accident and have left me with no one to help me,” he said.

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