Joseph Musee Wambua, a former pupil of Mwamba Isyuko Primary School in Athi ward was on Monday January 8 given a thousand reasons to be happy when the Kitui county governor Charity Ngilu pledged to offset all his school fees at the Lenana high school.
Wambua scored 384 marks in last year’s Kenya Certificate Primary Education (KCPE) exams but his peasant parents were unable to pay his school fees at Lenana High School where he received invitation of admission.
Speaking during a visit to Wambua’s home at Nzakame village, Matinyani ward, Kitui West Sub-County, the Kitui county minister for Trade Cooperatives and Investments, Philip Mumo dropped the good news from the governor.
“The governor will pay Wambua’s school fees for the whole year in cheque, and she will continue to offer support till completion of his secondary education.” said Mr. Phillip Mumo.
Mumo who was accompanied by his counterpart from the ministry of Lands, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development,Engineer Jacob Kakundi had acted on a call for aid from the community and leaders; amongst them the Kitui KNUT branch Secretary General Mr. Nding’o Mutunga, and area Member of County Assembly Hon. Munyalo Kitheka.
Joseph’s dream of being a competent accountant and catholic priest has now been watered by Governor Ngilu and the ball now rests squarely in his court.
The County Ministers also gave out their personal contributions which is enough to carter for Joseph’s uniform and all school items.
“Governor Ngilu’s Government has set aside 180 million Kenya shillings as bursary fund to assist our many bright and needy students” explained Engineer Jacob Kakundi.