Police officers have paid school fees to a girl from Makueni County, South Eastern Kenya, whose parents could not afford the cost of her secondary school education despite the impressive KCPE results.
Victoria Ndung’e Musau's plight caught the attention of a team of police officers of the rank of Commissioner of Police when she did not report to school as expected during the early reporting days.
When the senior officers realized that the girl’s parents could not raise the required fees, they mobilized their colleagues and raised funds that saw the girl admitted to her favourite school, Muthale Girls High School.
They were also able to cater for additional admission requirements for the lucky girl including books and personal effects.
The Deputy Regional Commander North Eastern, Mr Joseph Musyoka Nthenge, CP, was fronted to help the family with the admission process and to represent other Commissioners on the student’s first day at school.
Elsewhere, the Kisii County Police Commander (CPC) Mr Francis Kooli, recently mobilized friends for the education of Lilian Ikal Losike, a former pupil at Korinyang Primary School.
Lilian scored an impressive 366 marks and just like Victoria, she secured a chance at her school of choice.
“From the help by the County Commander Kisii and other well-wishers, Lilian has since joined St. Bridgit Girls, Kiminini,” said the National Police Service in a statement©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.