The best KCPE student in the 2016 exams Victor Oduor Odhiambo has called upon well-wishers to step in and help him achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. Victor, 14, who managed to score 437 marks in the 2016 KCPE exams, was a student at Daisy Special School in Kakamega’s Kefinco estate.
He attributed his success to hard work and prayers. He says that he chose to work hard despite the lack of enough reference materials to score above 400 marks so as to get a scholarship.
Victor who is the second born in a family of eight reveals that his sister and himself have on many occasions been sent home for lack of fees and thus wanted to secure a scholarship to relieve his parents.
His form one fees will be fully catered for by the county government of Kakamega. Revealing this, Kakamega county governor Wycliffe Oparanya has called upon Oduor and his parents to present his letter of admission to the county executive member in charge of education Mrs. Ebby Kavai immediately. He further asked them to ask for any assistance whenever the need arises to ensure that he achieves his dream.
The champion reveals that he was not for the idea of joining Daisy special school three years ago when his father settled in Kakamega but took advice from his parents and teachers that what he needed was hard work and not a good school.
“I always prayed that one day my father would transfer me from here to Kakamega primary school or any other for I thought this was not good enough for me. My parents knew it and they advised me to work extra hard rather than focus on the school,” said a happy Odhiambo.
He said that he has very few friends in the estate and thus spent most of his time indoors studying. He intends to study medicine with a view of helping save lives in the society.
His father Steven Chweya, a tuk-tuk driver, revealed that his son has always been hard working and had expected to score more marks than he did.
He said that his son has always topped in his class since he joined the school in class five and they expected him to perform well though not top the country.
He said that in the last exams, his son was top three in the County, scoring 436 marks out of 500 a record that left both teachers and his parents shocked.
He has called for help from well-wishers, adding that with his tuk-tuk job, he will not be in a position to pay fees in a national school.
His mother Carolyne Achieng lacked words to express her happiness other than thanking God, the teachers, neighbours, and all that played a part in Victor’s success.