Lilian Aiyabei is a relieved mother after the Atheists in Kenya Society stepped in to pay school fees for her son Idris Lutta, who scored 401 marks in last year's KCPE exams.

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Aiyabei was having it hard raising the Sh53,000 required to enrol the boy at Maranda High School. 

Idriss did his final exams at the Emining Primary School in Mogotio, Baringo county.

This was not before the the society, through its president Harrison Mumia, announced that it will pay the fees and also sponsor the boy's education to the end.

“The Atheists in Kenya Society commits to financially support Lutta throughout his high school education at Maranda High School,” said Mumia, as is quoted by the Standard.

The announcement was made through the Standard newspaper, which had aired the woman's inability to raise the money.

Surprisingly, Ms Aiyabei's first reaction to the good news was thanking God, not aware that the sponsors are nonbelievers of God's existence.

When informed, she stated that as long as the group is not made up of devil worshippers, she will welcome the help.

“I am grateful someone has offered to help. I was worried my son would have to discontinue his studies because I could not afford his fees, but now I am grateful to God,” she said.

Idriss' class teacher Zipporah Rono confirmed that the payment had been made in part, adding that the school has since received Sh18,000 for the students shopping.

The boy has since been admitted at the school to proceed with his secondary school education.