A needy but bright student from Naivasha who performed well in this year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, has come out in search of support to enable her to proceed for secondary school education next year.

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Faith Muthoni, a pupil from High Peak Academy in Naivasha, scored 424 marks in this year's KCPE exam.

Muthoni was orphaned at the age of two after losing her parents who were killed during the 2007/08 post-election violence.

After losing her parents and home, the girl lived in internally displaced persons camps with her grandmother.

She was later taken to Amazing Grace Children's Home in Mbaruk, after her grandmother fell sick while at the camp.

Despite all the challenges Muthoni has faced, she managed to score an impressive 424 marks, and is appealing well-wishers to assist her achieve her dream of being a banker.

“After I lost my parents I was filled with hatred. I felt that my teachers hated me and I performed poorly,” said Muthoni as quoted by Standard.

She said at some point in life, she almost gave up, but decided to try harder, and fortunately, her performance started improving.

She said her dream is to join Alliance Girls High School come next year.

Orphanage director Margaret Mwangi who was proud of her performance, said High Peak Academy had been paying for her school fees.

Mwangi said she has been studying at the school since class four, adding that her grandmother brought her at the Children’s home, for fear that she would be abused in the camps.