Cousins in agony as they fail to raise fees to join form one

Geoffrey Kahoro, 16, (left) an orphan who scored 343 marks in his KCPE exams at Nyeri Junior Academy and his cousin Alpha Njeru (right) who scored 375 marks in his KCPE examination from King'ong'o Primary School in Nyeri. The two cousins are agonising on their next move after they failed to raise fees to join form one. Kahoro was orphaned at 5 and has been relying on well-wishers while Njeru says his parents cannot afford to pay for his fees due to financial problems. PHOTO/JOSEPH KANYI.

What you need to know:

  • After his mother’s death, Kahoro has been living with an aunt who was working as a bar waitress.
  • Kahoro was able to get his primary education from Nyeri Junior Academy after the school’s proprietor sponsored him.
  • Kahoro’s cousin, Alpha Njeru also managed to score 375 marks in the 2013 KCPE exam and is hoping to get well-wishers to support him pursue secondary school education.
  • 13 year old Njeru already has an admission letter to Othaya Boys High school.

As many youngsters who passed last year’s KCPE exams are anticipating joining form one, two cousins are spending sleepless nights for lack of fees to further their studies.

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