Stranded Form 1 Girl Rescued After Bumping Into MP While Carrying Empty Box

  • Woman Rep Rahab Mukami with Abigail Njeri and her mother.
    Nyeri Woman Rep (L), Abigail Njeri (C) and her mother (R) at Othaya Girls High School on August 18.
  • Nyeri Woman Representative, Rahab Mukami has warmed hearts after she paid the school fees of a needy student who was stranded today at Othaya Girls High School.

    The parliamentarian met Abigail Njeri at the reception of Othaya Girls' High School on  August 18.

    Njeri reported to the institution in the company of her mother with an empty box and bag. She was unable to report earlier as required because her parents lacked the money to cater for her school fees and the required personal effects.

    Mukami noticed the girl and her mother, and upon probing more about the situation, it turned out that she had a problem with fees and personal effects shopping. Honourable Mukami paid the school fees and also shopped for the schoolgirl, much to her mother's delight.

    Nyeri Woman Rep Rahab Mukami at Othaya Girls High School.
    Nyeri Woman Rep Rahab Mukami at Othaya Girls' High School on August 18.

    “Upon inquiring more about her, I was informed about her case. I was really touched and I had to help her realise her dream. I catered for all her personal effects and school fees. And I am happy that Abigail is now a student of Othaya Girls High School,” wrote the legislator on her Facebook page.

    Njeri reported to school almost a week late. The Ministry of Education's reporting deadline was on Friday, August 13.

    Meanwhile, on August 17, the member of parliament donated a tent to the neighbouring Othaya Boys High School. This was after the institution request the leader to help in offering a solution for the congestion, following excess Form One students' registration. 

    The school’s tuition blocks had been filled to capacity. All this was in the spirit of implementing the government's 100 percent Form One transition directive.

    According to data released by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) earlier this month, registration for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam had surpassed the 2020 figure by 27,276 candidates. The numbers are only expected to rise, now that government is determined to enforce 100 percent transition.

    "I wish to assure the country that the Ministry has conducted an audit of all new and existing vacancies in all our private and public schools to enable us to admit all learners under the free day secondary school programme," declared Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha.

    As a result, many parents and guardians have expressed worry about the safety of their children in overcrowded boarding schools. Needless to mention efficiency of teachers in such environments. 

    Education CS George Magoha during the release of 2021/2022 university and colleges placement results on August 17, 2021.
    Education CS George Magoha during the release of 2021/2022 university and colleges placement results on August 17, 2021.
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