Uhuru's Personal Intervention Moves Slum Mother to Tears

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    Rachel Wairimu (right) a vegetable seller from Korogocho Slums, shed tears upon receiving the news that her daughter Aisha (left( had been awarded a full scholarship by the Kenyatta Trust Foundation
    Kenyatta Trust Foundation
  • A slum mother broke down into tears in front of her daughter after President Uhuru Kenyatta personally intervened to rescue the family from financial burden. 

    Rachel Wairimu, a vegetable seller from Korogocho Slums in Nairobi was overwhelmed with emotions after she learnt that her daughter had been awarded a full university scholarship. 

    The daughter only identified as Aisha will be supported by the Kenyatta Trust Foundation, an organisation founded by Uhuru and managed by his daughter Ngina Kenyatta and sister Nyokabi Kenyatta. 

    "Aisha was the first in her family to go to secondary school with dreams to own her own furniture design studio one day," the trust's directors stated. 

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    Kenyatta Trust Foundation Director Ngina Kenyatta (right) planting trees with scholars during a community service activity.
    Kenyatta Trust Foundation

    Efforts to reach the directors to avail more details on Aisha, who sat her KCSE 2020 exams in March 2021, were futile. 

    The trust foundation has aided a number of needy students through sponsorship and later on providing them with job opportunities. 

    Daniel Owira of the Otonglo Time fame is one of the notable students who have been supported by Uhuru's foundation. The NGO funded his school fees at Multimedia University after he scored a C+ at Highway Secondary School, Nairobi in 2015. 

    "I am a businessman. Right now I sell construction material and foodstuffs too.

    "They supported me beyond unimaginable measures. You can imagine I was overwhelmed by allowances at the same time I was doing many gigs that were bringing in income," Owira told Kenyans.co.ke adding that he almost quit school with belief that he had made it in life. 

    Kenyatta Trust Foundation scholars are selected from all the 47 counties in Kenya, based on academic achievement in school, community service and other relevant factors. The beneficiary population currently stands at over 3,000.

    "We carved out a unique niche in terms of focusing on the transformation of the lives of underprivileged communities in Kenya through a combination of education, mentorship, counselling, community service and empowerment," the directors described their agenda. 

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    Daniel Owira of the Otonglo Time fame (centre) poses for a photo with Ngina Kenyatta (second right) and other students sponsored by the Kenyatta Trust Foundation
    Kenyatta Trust Foundation