A 16-year-old boy Moses Oduor from Matayos Constituency, Busia County, walked more than 60 kilometres to Bungoma County to seek admission at Teremi Boys’ High School in Kabuchai Constituency.
Oduor sat his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination at Mundika primary school in Busia and scored 361 marks.
He said he received a calling letter from Teremi Boys’ but his poor mother was unable to raise the funds to enable him join the school. His father who was the sole family bread winner divorced his mother, leaving them without any financial support.
“I decided to walk since I could not even raise money for bus fare,” he explained to journalists upon arrival. He wore his former primary school inform and was in slippers.
Oduor said his ambition is to study up to university so that he can uplift the family and appealed to well-wishers to intervene and help him raise funds to fund his secondary education.
“Immediately I joined class one. My dream was to join Teremi Boys’ High School. I am very optimistic that someone will come out and help me,” he said.
According to the school Principal, Dr. Elphas Luvaso, the boy arrived at the school at around 12 noon minus any admission materials. He said the school has already admitted 350 form one students.
Luvaso appealed to Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojamong’ and Matayos Member of Parliament Godffrey Odanga to help the student raise school fees.
Dr. Luvaso said a high number of new students were reporting without school fees. “It is my humble appeal to well-wishers to intervene and help such students.”
The Principal admitted the boy and appealed to well-wishers to step in and help him.