A 14-year-old boy who sat Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) last year in Nyeri County – and got 403 marks out of the possible 500 – has appealed to his former school to allow him repeat Class Eight because his mother is unable to raise KSh53, 000 plus tuition fee needed to join Kagumo High School.
Dennis Ngatia Wangu’s dream of becoming an aeronautical engineer will have to wait a bit longer to be realised if no rescue will come his way.
The former pupil at Kimahuri Primary School in Kieni Constituency has appealed for financial help from well-wishers.
According to Kimahuri Primary School Deputy Head teacher Mirriam Nyagi, Dennis, a former head prefect at the institution, is a bright, responsible and disciplined boy.
Ms Nyagi has appealed to elected leaders to chip in and assist the hardworking boy.
Dennis’s mother Jane Wangu Ngatia is a casual laborer who was blessed with twins in August last year.
She says the sad reality of her son being unable to join his dream secondary school due to poverty is ripping her heart apart.