Two sisters from Entonet, Lenkisim ward in Kajiado County who sat the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations are yet to join form one due to lack of school fees.
Felistus Kanono Aisha who scored 352 marks and got admission to Mua Hills Girls’ High School and her sister, Vanessa Kanono Adija who managed 338 marks and got admission to join St. Theresa Mulala Girls’ High School say they are yet to join from one since their single mother cannot afford to raise their fees.
The two sisters have appealed to well-wishers to come to their rescue and sponsor their education as they have lost all hope.
Aisha said her dream of becoming a lawyer was dwindling as no sponsor had come forward to assist her despite visiting various Government offices seeking for help
“I have an ambition of becoming a lawyer to assist women who are discriminated in the society so that all of us can have equal rights when seeking for opportunities as well as to be to support and uplift my family from these pains of poverty. My dream will not come to pass if someone doesn’t come to my rescue soon,” she said.
Adija who wants to become a doctor in future appealed to the Government to step in and help them join secondary school so that they can better their future and help their mother out of poverty.
The girls’ mother, Christine Mbevi said she is a casual laborer and cannot afford to raise fees for her two daughters as she has four other children to take care of.
Mbevi said she has visited the two schools and tried to plead with the directors to admit the girls as she looks for fees but has not been successful.
“I have visited the schools severally and spoken to the management to admit my children as I look for money but have not been successful because all I get are promises that they will call me but nothing has been forth-coming. My girls are just idling at home as the others continue with their education,” she said.
She appealed to well-wishers to come to her aid as the manual jobs she depends on are not always available and can only help meet her basic needs.
The Kajiado South Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Lawrence Kinyua said he will ensure that the two pupils join the secondary schools they were enrolled in.
“We will ensure that the two sisters join secondary school. We have been conducting a mop-up exercise in order to achieve 100 per cent transition. We are urging parents whose children have not joined form one to visit our offices for assistance,” he said.
Kinyua said the transition rate in Kajiado South was at 97 per cent as chiefs and Nyumba Kumi officials have been conducting door to door searches to trace candidates who were yet to join secondary schools.
The DCC emphasized that the government was committed to attaining 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school and all administrators should step up the search and arrest parents who have failed to take their children to school so as to ensure that this is achieved.
By Rop Janet/Albert Lemomo