A Kisumu girl who wrote a suicide note over her parents’ inability to pay her secondary school fees can now rest easy after pledges started streaming her way.
The 13-year-old girl sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at the Xaverian School in Kisumu this year, and scored 391 marks.
In her suicide note, the girl claimed that she has caused a lot of problems to her parents but very soon they will be over. The girl’s mother Lucy Emilly Nyambok said they have started receiving pledges from various people who are willing to see their daughter through School.
“I am grateful, so many people have called me. They have pledged to support her. A neighbour has just advised me to open an account in her name so that any support we receive will go through the account,” said Nyambok in an interview on Saturday morning.
Among those who have pledged to support her are Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP) Babu Owino, Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency Board Chairman Erick Okeyo and Dr Joshua Odongo Oron of the Portflorence Community hospitals.
Owino announced on Saturday that: "I will pay school fees for this leaner to ensure she achieves her dreams.A child belongs to the community and I would like to give an opportunity to others the same way I was given through fund raising and through selling Chang’aa.Vanity is Vanity."
She is set to join Form One at the Asumbi Girls High School in Homa Bay County, next month. School fees at Asumbi Girls is over Sh50, 000 per year.