Muthee Kiengei Secures Full Scholarship for Stranded KCPE Student

  • Photo collage between Muthee Kiengei and the needy student
    Photo collage between Muthee Kiengei and the needy student
    Muthee Kiengei's FB page
  • Kameme FM presenter, Benson Gathungu, popularly known as Muthee Kiengei, has rescued a stranded Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) who had failed to join Form One due to lack of school fees.

    The desperate student walked for miles accompanied by his mother to Kangaru School in Embu with the sole aim of convincing the school's administration to take him in.

    The student and his mother had carried a live chicken, which they hoped the school's administration would accept as part of the school fees, with a promise to pay the balance later.

    However, the school refused to admit the student, an act that saw the mother breakdown in tears.

    Mother of the student crying after being denied admission to school
    Mother of the student crying after being denied admission to school
    Muthee Kiengei's FB page

    After hearing the emotional story, Kiengei reached out to his followers to help him secure a scholarship for the needy student who scored 313 marks out of the possible 500.

    "The school refused and the mother broke down in tears. Anybody with his information please inbox me and anyone willing to join please send your support. The headteacher at Kangaru High School, please contact me. The boy must report tomorrow," Kiengei appealed.

    His post went viral attracting well wishers who offered to help the student.

    According to the Kameme FM presenter, former Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki, has offered to clear his full-year school fees.

    "Sicily Kariuki is an alumni of Kangaru School in Embu and she has sent me with another full year school fees for our champ," Kiengei stated.

    Embu Senator, Njeru Ndwiga, also volunteered to pay his one full year school fees.

    "Another whole year cleared by Senator Njeru Ndwiga. Right now the headteacher and the staff of Kangaru High School are in their homestead to pick him up."

    The radio presenter has for the last few years been using his social media platforms to empower different people who are in need.

    On Wednesday, May 11, Kiengei highlighted the plight of a form three student at St Augustine Gikondi Boys High School who had not reported back due to fees arrears amounting to Ksh44,359. 

    Through an online fundraising drive, the presenter rallied Kenyans of goodwill who helped raise Ksh170,350 in just minutes.

    Kameme FM radio presenter, Muthee Kiengei, poses for a photo in Ngamwa kìnurì village, Nyeri County.
    Kameme FM radio presenter, Muthee Kiengei, poses for a photo in Ngamwa kìnurì village, Nyeri County.
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