Marvin Karimi, a bright boy from Mathira constituency in Murang’a County has opted to pluck tea despite scoring 382 marks in the 2018 KCPE results.
As the period for reporting to form is coming to an end, Marvin is on the verge of missing his slot at Kenyatta Mahiga High school. His mother, also a casual laborer at a tea farm cannot raise the required funds.
Speaking to the Standard, his mother Mercy Waruguru said that she earns Ksh 2000 per day which she uses to feed her nine children.
The family applied for Equity bank Wings to fly but their efforts were not successful.
The area MP advised the family to organize for fundraising.
"I applied for the Equity Group Foundation Wings to Fly scholarship and they even came to our home but I never got it, I make Sh200 per day which I don’t even manage to save because I have to feed my nine children," Mercy Waruguru, who's Karimi's mother told the daily.
"With this amount, I can't even pay fees for the ones in school. How will I be able to organize fundraising?” added Waruguru.
After performing well at Giakaibei primary school, Marvin Karimi requires at least Ksh75,000 to continue with his education and the family is appealing for support from any well-wishers.