A Kisumu mother whose daughter recently threatened to take her life over lack of her secondary school fees has passionately thanked a Nairobi lawyer who has since paid the fees.

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Lawyer John Ogolla paid the Sh53, 554 first-year fees for Lucy Emily Ombok’s daughter who is set to join Asumbi Girls High School in Homabay County this month.

Last week, the 13-year-old girl who scored 391 marks in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at Xaverian Primary School in Kisumu wrote a suicide note, after dawning on her that her parents were unable to pay her secondary school fees.

In an interview on Tuesday, Lucy Ombok a resident of Kisumu’s Nyalenda estate thanked the lawyer for his good deeds. “May God bless him and his family so much. What he has done for my daughter is out of this world. May God reward him for his kindness,” she said before adding, “For all those who pledged to support her I thank you because I know God-willing, the pledges will be fulfilled.”

She said that her daughter is now happy given the fact that she will join secondary school soon. “She is very happy,” Lucy said of her daughter.

Several Kenyans among them Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino have pledged to support the girl’s education.

The mother said they have already opened a bank account and also secured a pay bill number in order for those who pledged to support her to channel their contributions.

The account number is 0100006698063 (Stanbic Bank), while the pay bill number is 600100.