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Girls rescued from ‘cut’ tops in KCPE

Joy engulfed Nasaruni Girls’ Primary School in Narok Central Sub County after the girls, despite having been rescued from early marriage, performed well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams that were released earlier last week by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.

The school that mostly admits girls rescued from retrogressive cultural practices beat all odds and managed a mean grade of 314 marks.

Branice Dikirr, who scored a hopping 406 marks said the journey to success was not easy but thanked God for the grace to get good marks.

Ms. Dikirr aspires to be a lawyer in the future so that she can fight for the rights of the girl child and the vulnerable in society.

She said she joined the school after she was rescued from FGM and early marriage by the church and admitted to the school.

The story of Ms. Dikirr is similar to that of Maloi Koonyo, who scored 371 marks.

Ms. Koonyo also wants to be a lawyer so that she can champion for the rights of women in society.

The Director of the institution, Bishop Moses Sayo, said the school was started to give hope to the girl child, who is undermined by society.

Bishop Sayo said their main objective is to inspire girls to work hard and become professionals like the boys, as they too can become professionals.

Bishop Sayo of Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) said the school provides sanitary towels to all the girls, and those who are extremely poor are given full scholarships.

He challenged parents to stay close to their children so that they can provide them with all their basic needs, like sanitary towels, and show them love and care.

“It is sad that one time we rescued a girl, but later the parents came to pick her up from school, alleging that one of the close relatives had died, so she was expected to attend the funeral. We later learned that there was no relative who had died, but it was just a scheme to marry off the girl,” recalled the bishop.

By Ann Salaton

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