The Nakuru teacher who has stolen the show for shining at the Varkey Foundation awards will not receive the Sh100 million reward as a lump sum.
Kenyans went abuzz over reports of the victory, as they imagined that Peter Tabichi from a remote village in Njoro had turned into a multi-millionaire overnight.
Details emerging, however, indicate that the humble teacher will receive the grand price in installments of Sh10 million per year.
In a ceremony held on Sunday in Dubai, Tabichi was announced as the best teacher globally.
He was awarded by the Varkey Foundation which honours one teacher globally annually.
“He’s changed the lives of his students in many ways, including the introduction of science clubs and the promotion of peace between different ethnic groups and religions. He has also helped to address food insecurity among the wider community in the famine-prone Rift Valley,” the foundation wrote on its website.
The news thrust Keriko secondary, where Tabichi is a Mathematics and Physics teacher, into celebration.