A family in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slums now has hope of their 13-year-old son, Barrack Matthew Nyaribari joining Mang’u High School after Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu came to their aid, giving them an executive bursary that will cover four years of his secondary education.
Kananu chipped in to ensure the bright boy did not miss out on an opportunity to join the prestigious national school.
She said her administration will do whatever it takes to make all Nairobians happy and enjoy the good fruits of devolution.
“This is what leaders are mandated to do. We should not sit and watch as our people go without food or good education. We should be supportive regardless of colour, religion, tribe, or family background," Kananu said.
She asked Barrack to work hard since he was among the chosen few who have been able to secure the bursary.
“Education is key. Let our children take studies with seriousness. I am where I am because of my education. I urge you to work hard because you are among the few who have secured the bursary,” she said.
Nyaribari thanked Kananu for offering him the scholarship.
“I am very delighted by the help of Governor Kananu. May our good God bless you," the grateful Nyaribari said.
Matthew sat for his 2021 KCPE exams in Mumias Central Academy where he managed to score 411 marks out of 500 and was selected to join Mang’u High School.
The students are expected to report to their new schools from May 3, 2022.