Mother, Daughter Attempt to Sell Blood for Fees

  • A mother and her daughter resorted to an unusual attempt to sell blood in exchange for money to facilitate the daughter's admission to Form One at Ng'iya Girls High School.

    According to reports by Citizen Digital on Tuesday, January 14, Fourteen-year-old Agnes Akoth and her mother, Rose Akinyi Odhiambo, set up shop at Siaya County Referral Hospital hoping to find someone willing to meet their price.

    Akinyi had faced challenges raising the required Ksh 28,000 school fees for her daughter to join Form One.

    Image of a sign at Siaya County Referral Hospital

    Akoth performed remarkably well in her KCPE, scoring 380 marks out of 500.

    Siaya County Referral Hospital informed Akinyi that blood could only be donated voluntarily but not sold.

    Akinyi told members of the press that she had knocked on several doors seeking financial assistance for her daughter since the results were released.

    She disclosed that so far, she had only managed to get one well-wisher who pledged to pay her bright daughter's school fees for the first term.

    Akinyi explained, however, that she still needed to raise money for shopping and other things that may crop up in the course of Agnes' studies.

    Stories of bright children who aced exams facing financial challenges have dominated headlines since KCPE results were released on November 18, 2019.

    Media personality Jalang'o, for example, on Monday, January 13 came to the rescue of a boy admitted to Form One at Kanga High School who arrived with a near-empty box containing only two bars of soap.

    Levis Otieno Rabar scored 390 marks out of 500. Jalang'o promised to pay the boy's fees from Form One to Form Four in addition to doing school shopping for him.

    Levis Otieno Rabar and his mother Monica Otieno arrived for admission at Kanga High School with only a box and two bars of soap on Monday, January 13