As schools open for the first term, the family of bright twins from Ngiini Village, Mitaboni Ward, Kathiani Sub-county in Machakos are a happy lot after they got a four year full secondary school scholarship.
Dennis Mutisya and Faith Mbatha who performed exemplary well in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) are now on cloud nine, after the Machakos Deputy Governor, Eng. Francis Maliti promised to cater for their education.
“I have pledged to sponsor the two siblings through their secondary education,” said Eng. Maliti when he visited the family of Mr Jackson Nzomo and Josephine Nduku on Monday.
“Lack of fees occasioned by the fact that their father suffered a stroke years ago has hampered their efforts to report to form one in order to continue with their education,” said Maliti.
The Deputy Governor exuded confidence once they complete their studies, the two will be of great help to not only their parents but also to the society.
“It would be unfortunate for these bright children to miss an opportunity to further their education,” added the Deputy Governor.
Dennis was the best overall pupil in his school garnering 391, while his sister scored 301 marks.
On their part, the twin’s parents thanked Maliti for the kind gesture, adding the future now looks bright for the family that has lived in poverty for many years.
They vowed to ensure that they encourage their children and offer them the moral support they need so that they can secure a bright future for themselves and the entire family.
Schools closed on July 10, 2021 and re-opened for this year’s First Term on Monday, July 26.
By Rachael Kilonzo