After West Media highlighted the plight of Lodric Wamalwa, a pupil from Siekumulo primary school in Bumula Constituency who got 377 marks in the 2016 KCPE examination but failed to get school fees to join a secondary school of his choice, finally a well-wisher has come out and offered to help him.
Wamalwa got a letter of admission from Nakuru High School; unfortunately, he couldn’t join the school due to a lack of fees and he was still at home five weeks after Form One admissions.
Mwambu Mabonga, who has offered to assist the student, urged residents to prioritize education and asked all leaders to invest heavily in education as it is the only key to a bright future.
“This is not the first student am helping, I pay school fees for more than 40 students in this constituency,” he said, “I was surprised to learn that up to now we have pupils who passed their KCPE examination and are still at home.”
He said the reason why he paid school fees for the student was to ensure that he fulfils his dreams, given that without access to education, his dreams may be shattered.
He, however, urged residents to turn out in large numbers and register as voters in the preparation for the August general election.
“Let me take this chance to also urge everyone who has a national identification card and has not registered as a voter to do so since the exercise is almost coming to the end,” he stated
Wamalwa’s parents expressed their joy since they had no other way of ensuring their child continues with his studies, and they thanked Mwambu for the support he had given them, “Nobody bothers to come and ask why this child has not joined any secondary school. I just want to thank you for giving my son this support towards education,” said the pupil’s mother.