When Milly Nafula received her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) results in 2008, her hopes of becoming a medical doctor came to life having scored Grade A in the national examination.
However, this dream was never to be realised as Nafula revealed in an interview on Tuesday, December 7. She narrated that 14 years later, she is yet to receive an admission letter to join the university.
The former student at Manor House High School also expressed that she still has hopes of receiving an admission at one of the country’s institutions of higher education.
The mother of two explained that her attempts to reach the university placement board have all been in vain despite writing several letters to the government agency.
"The time that I was to get my admission to the University, I did not get it and I went to the principal to raise the issue and I was told that the school had not received any letter from the joint admissions board.
"I was also advised to go to Nairobi to ask about the matter but because I could not afford the fare, I wrote a letter to the board through the District Officer in Kitale in 2009. He sent the letter but there was no response," Nafula stated.
Additionally, the Grade A student who currently works at a Posho mill in Trans Nzoia County, disclosed that she resorted to looking for work to fend for her family having lost her mother.
Despite the burden of raising her family, Nafula also stated that she has a savings plan, hoping that she will one day get the opportunity to pursue her childhood dream of joining the medical profession.
"My dream as an orphan was to go out there and then come and change the life of my family since my mother was a single mother.
'I also have my brothers who I am looking after. I also save with the hope of one day joining school so that I can learn," she stated.
On the other end, residents of Trans Nzoia County have praised the student for her remarkable work in providing for her family despite the obstacles that she has faced.
"This is the cry of this young girl who has complaints of chest pain because the posho mill is manual and requires a lot of energy," George Wandabwa, one of the residents, stated.