The 'old' mother of seven who dared to pursue her education

Mrs Florence Muia Nyenya, a mother of seven from Kitui County, is pictured on her way to Nzuli Mixed Day Secondary School in Mwingi West Constituency, where she did the 2019 KCSE exams. PHOTO | KITAVI MUTUA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The 34-year-old caused a stir in July 2016, on her first day as a Form One student at Nzuli Mixed Day Secondary School in Mwingi West Constituency.
  • For the four years that she was a student, Florence faced the daunting task of juggling caring for the family with being a full-time student.
  • She scored a C+ and is now among the 125,746 students from across the country who are set to join public universities next year to pursue degree courses.

When Florence Muia Nyenya, a mother of seven from Kitui County, decided to go back to school after 14 years of marriage, her biggest worry was the ridicule she would have to endure.

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