A top performer in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) has requested Deputy President William Ruto to pay for her high school education because her mother is not financially well off.
Anne Muthoni, who sat her KCPE exam at Utafiti Boarding School in Makueni County, garnered 425 marks out of the possible 500.
She says she had in the past written a letter to the DP who had visited their school, requesting him – in advance – to be there for her when she joins high school.
She sent the letter through Makueni County Commissioner’s office. Unfortunately, the 14-year-old has not yet received a response from the DP’s office.
Muthoni, a former Utafiti Boarding School head girl, says she hopes to join the prestigious Alliance Girls’ High School and later on pursue a course in medicine and surgery in university.
She hopes to become a neurosurgeon.
Anne Muthoni’s mother is a single parent, who solely looks after her four children, with the eldest being a KCSE 2016 candidate.
Muthoni’s mother, a high school teacher, describes her daughter as a brilliant, ever-happy and optimistic person.