Makueni: 2021 top KCPE candidate to miss form one admission

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Faith Kawee Mumo’s dream of becoming a neurosurgeon remains in limbo after her parents expressed fear that she may fail to join Form One on August 2 for lack of school fees.

The 14-year-old girl who topped the country in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams (with 433/500 marks) from Makueni County is set to join Kenya High School.

Mumo, the father spoke at his wife’s tailoring shop in Malaa shopping centre, Machakos on Sunday (photo)

“There are several people and cooperate organizations alongside private organizations and leaders who promised to support us but have since gone silent,” the girl’s father Paul Mumo said.

He said they were yet to receive an unspecified amount of money from Matungulu MP Stephen Mule who was among those who promised to support Faith’s education.

Mumo said as a family, they were unable to afford their daughter’s school fees as they had no meaningful source of livelihoods.

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They have three other children in school, one in form two, and another joining class 8.

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