By Betty Luke
A needy orphan who was on the verge of not joining school due to poverty has joined Isiolo Boys Secondary after The Press Point highlighted his plight.
Christopher Namuko was featured appealing for help to join high school saying despite scoring 177 marks he was determined to work hard and deliver his siblings from poverty.
Isiolo Governor Abdi Guyo has intervened and consequently offered a four-year-scholarship for the 15-year-old boy to study at the Isiolo town based school.
“I am delighted to join a boarding school as I had appealed and I will put in effort to make my sponsor proud,” he said amid tears.
The young boy hailed efforts by the governor for ensuring he had all the items necessary for him to study without distraction.
“He (Governor) bought me uniform, a metallic box and a mattress among other crucial items for me to join school,” he told The Press Point.
School Principal James Gituma said the county government had promised to pay the boy’s full secondary fees.
“I have no doubts that the governor will keep his promise of funding this needy case so he achieves his dream,” said Mr Gituma.
County Parents Chair Ismael Galma appealed to the county government and local elected leaders to assist other needy cases.
“We have so many similar cases across the county and we urge our chiefs to identify such cases so that they can also be helped,” he said.