Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has come to the aid of two orphaned twins who scored B+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
The twin brothers, Samuel Comba and Antony Muriuki, got admitted to Maseno University and Moi University respectively, but could not join due to lack of school fees.
The boys live with their 65-year-old grandmother who is struggling to raise them.Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru addressing the Council of Governors.
During one of Waiguru's development projects, the case of the two brothers was brought to her attention and she promised to help them.
Waiguru fulfilled her promise on Sunday, September 12, when she sent the County Executive Committee Member for Education, James Kinyua Mutugi to present the school fees to the duo.
The twins were elated and promised to work hard and excel in their studies.
Comba will be pursuing a degree in Information Technology while Muriuki will be taking a Bachelor of Education and Arts degree.
New students are expected to report to university physically on Monday, September 20, 2021. Thereafter, they will undergo a week-long orientation programme.
The twins got support just days after Samuel Ouma, one of the top KCSE students in the country, secured admission at the University of Nairobi (UoN) to pursue a degree in education science.
This is after well-wishers from a local foundation visited the family and awarded them a cheque worth Ksh50,000.
Ouma had scored an A in the 2020 national examinations.An undated file image of Samuel Ouma crushing stones in Kakamega County.File
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